Dr. Tony Yang
Department of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia
Development of Innovative and Economical Steel Floor System
This project aims to develop an innovative and economical modular steel floor system that can be used for steel high rise buildings. The proposed system is composed of modular steel floor unit (space truss) that houses MEP service components (which can be pre-installed in a factory setting) and topped with a precast concrete slab on steel deck.
Project involves the following phases:
*Prototype Design – in consultation with code, MEP, and structural consultants to establish the minimum floor thickness.