The sistem you're talking about is a prefabricated one way slab with
prestressed T beams and the clay tiles create the void space giving you a
flat surface in the bottom so you cover it with mortar and get the finished
ceiling.The system you mention is fabricated by Firth Peru, a division of
Fletcher International (New Zealand). I have my vendor's email address,
Elena Portella, which is eportella(--nospam--at)fletcher.com.pe and their phone number is
I guess she can address you to the appropiate person. They fabricate three
or four types of prestressed Tees and they have tables for maximum span
length. I haven't used this system, I use another one, but I guess you have
to place reinforcement in supports for negative moment.
Hope this helps
----- Original Message -----
From: richard lewis <rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 2:26 PM
Subject: Peru Floor Framing
> I need help from some South American engineers.
> I am designing a concrete structure for a children's home in Peru. I
> would like to find some Internet site that gives the information on the
> concrete floor system. The system includes prestressed concrete Tees to
> support clay tiles. The tiles are primarily to create void spaces. A
> concrete topping is placed over the tiles, about 50 mm I think.
> I would like to find an Internet site with load tables and typical
> details. It can be in Spanish or English. I have some literature from
> Firth Industries, Peru, but it does not give me the information I need.
> Does anyone know if this company has a web site? I couldn't find one,
> except for a European company.
> I also would like to find out information on the steel joist framing used
> in Peru. Again, a web site with load tables an details would be helpful.
> If anyone want to give me some written descriptions in leu of a web site,
> I would greatly appreciate it also.
> Thanks for your help.
> Rich Lewis
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