Conventional horizontal concrete slabs are heavy that limit their spans. Enhancement of span results in addition of beams that increases the cost of the structure. Thus, there is a need for a technology that will help in increasing the span by reducing weight of the span. BubbleDeck is a revolutionary construction method that virtually eliminates concrete from the middle of a floor slab between columns that does not perform any structural function, thereby dramatically reducing structural dead weight. BubbleDeck is based on a patented technique - the direct way of linking air and steel.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Composite Materials & Technologies
bubble deck, construction method, slab, composite material
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "BubbleDeck" (2013). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 50.