County Prestress’ Hollowcore Proves Ideal for Multifamily and Mixed-Use Buildings
November 17, 2021

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County Prestress’ Hollowcore Proves Ideal for Multifamily and Mixed-Use Buildings

To accommodate a surplus of growth, major cities are constructing multifamily and mixed-use buildings. Industry professionals rely on hollowcore plank to overcome structural and schedule challenges. 

Hollowcore plank gets its strength from pretensioned steel strands that are embedded in high strength concrete. Continuous voids in the planks reduce their overall weight, while supporting high load capacities over wide expanses. 

Hollowcore Roof & Floor Systems manufactured by County Prestress are used in conjunction with concrete columns and beams to form reliable podiums and total precast structures. Hollowcore plank is compatible with other building materials, including concrete masonry, steel framing and cast-in-place wall systems. This versatility offers designers a flexible solution for any job. 

County Prestress manufactures hollowcore plank in depths of 8”, 10” and 12”. The 12” plank allows for spans up to 44’ at 50 psf. This ability to create large, unobstructed spaces results in eliminating or reducing the need for extra supporting columns and beams or interior walls—ideal for parking structures, high-rise offices, multi-unit housing, hotels and more.

County Prestress works directly with design teams to accommodate unique corners, angles, and obstructions, manufacturing hollowcore to meet these demands. County Prestress’ hollowcore arrives on site cut to specification, saving time and cost during construction, offering a quicker return on investment. Earlier occupancy generates revenue sooner and helps ensure better sale and resale values. 

Use County Prestress’ Hollowcore today, contact our Customer Service Team at (708) 562 – 7700.