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Testing flat slabs at the EU Laboratory for Structural Assessment

A commonly used structural system for buildings are flat slabs supported by column. The SlabSTRESS project tests real scale flat slab building under seismic and cyclic loadings. 

The tests use the largest reaction wall in Europe, which is special. The initiative will help create new guidelines for the design and details of flat-slab structures that are vulnerable to seismic and gravitational loads, thereby increasing their safety. This is only one illustration of testing the effects of earthquakes on materials and constructions. 

Find out more on the EU Laboratory for Structural Assessment.

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