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Futurebuild LVL Timber Concrete Composite (TCC) Floors represent a move to optimise the advantages of both Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams and a concrete screed/slab, combined using defined and tested connection methods to provide composite action.
Although the technology was only introduced to New Zealand in 2012, concrete slabs/screeds have been added to timber floors for decades in Europe — where the natural weight of concrete has been used to provide acoustic benefits. A natural progression was to provide a structural connection between the slab/screed and the timber joists, allowing for an optimised structural solution with inherent acoustic and fire benefits.
There are many benefits to using LVL in Timber Concrete Composite floors, and Futurebuild offer specification literature and software (for engineers) to assist in the design and specification of TCC floors with Futurebuild LVL.
* Subject to design consideration.
Construction of TCC floor systems typically involves the supply of prefabricated floor units to site for direct installation on wall framing. This process requires the coordination between fabricators and builders on site, followed by concrete supply.
Suitable for use in residential apartments, commercial, office spaces and retail spaces.
The structural properties for Futurebuild LVL have been determined by testing in accordance with the requirements of AS/NZS 4357 and section 4 of AS/NZS 4063.2:2010 and so comply with the provisions of the NZ Building Code through clause 2.3 in NZS 3603.
Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) is one of New Zealand’s leading forest products companies, manufacturing and supplying timber, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), plywood & other building products in New Zealand.Product Enquiries
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