A robust new retrofit for hollow-core floors named the ‘strongback’ has recently been developed and tested as part of the ReCast Floors project. This draft paper contains detailed design guidance for this retrofit.
The authors (Frank Büker, Nic Brooke, Lucas Hogan, Ken Elwood, Des Bull and Tim Sullivan) welcome feedback ahead of the final publication of the paper.
An advance copy of the draft paper is available by clicking the link below:
Edit 31/5/2022: The document has now been superseded by the papers published in the SESOC special issue on the ReCast floor project [Link]