Floor Load Testing, Car Manufacturing Plant

Car park floor load test using bespoke water containers for load application. Load applied over a large floor area, loading sections of the concrete floor sequentially, to better understand the behaviour of the whole structure under load.

This testing was conducted to better understand the load bearing capability of one of the carparks at our client’s manufacturing plant. The client did not have any drawings or design calculations for the structure. Accolade Measurement Ltd developed bespoke water containers to apply a 300-tonne static load over a 375m² area of first floor concrete floor slab.

The load was applied incrementally, and deflection and changes in crack widths were measured remotely, using LVDTs and strain gauges. Work was scheduled over 24hr shifts to compress the project duration and minimise disruption to activities on this client’s site.

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