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Try the PCI Design Handbook - Precast and Prestressed Concrete. In addition, PCI has a publication entitled Technical Bulletin Volume IV: Design: Flexure, Shear and Precast Diaphragms. Their Web page is located at

Dave Fanella


Does anyone have any good resourses for the design of 
topping slabs on precast concete plank as a lateral 
load diaphragm?


Brian Spencer


David A. Fanella, Ph.D., S.E., P.E.
Director of Engineering
S.K. Ghosh Associates, Inc.
1856 Walters Avenue, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
Ph: 847.291.9864
Fax: 847.291.9865
E-mail: dfanella(--nospam--at)
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