Precast slab load test

Precast Slab Load Testing

A newly constructed school in Phuket, which consists of two building blocks, is suspected that it’s both 1st floor and 2nd floor precast slabs are not sufficiently strong like design. Thus, load test is requested to check whether or not it’s safe with given loading condition. Three slab panels have been selected to test, where Panel 1 locates the 1st floor of building block 2; Panel 2 and 3 are in the 2nd floor of Block 1. Water ponding was made as load application with a maximum load apply to be 560 kg/m2.