I am in the midst of trying to repair a clay tile flat arch floor structure
(circa 1890-1910 A.D.)
The floor structure is steel beams (12WF) between 4'-0" and 6'-0" o.c. with
a clay tile flat arch(12" x 12" x 12" thick units) between beams. The arch
is put into compression by steel tie rods drawn between the wide flange
beams. This "infill" is then topped with a 5" cast cinder concrete deck.
Several of the tiles have fallen or are damaged. The concrete deck is still
Has anyone had experience with this? I need to develop details and a repair
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
BTW: There is access to the floor from below. The client has requested
that the floor area above remain operational during the repair work.
Have a good day,
John T. Daley, P.E.
401 E Illinois
Chicago IL 60611
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