Structural Load Paths

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Flat Slab: Load Path

-Gravity loads imposed on and transferred to flat slabs
-Loads carried floor by floor from slabs to nearest columns / core walls in shortest path.
-Columns/Core walls carry the loads down to the foundation
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 Beam Slab: Load Path
-Gravity loads transfer through slabs to beams
-Loads carried floor by floor from beams to columns/core walls in shortest path
-Columns/Core walls carry the loads down to the foundation
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Wall Slab: Load Path
-Gravity loads imposed on and transferred through slabs
-Loads carried floor by floor to structural walls in shortest path.
-Walls transfer the loads down to the foundation
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Ribbed Slab/Waffle Slab
-Gravity loads transferred from slabs to beams
-Loads carried floor by floor to columns/core walls in shortest path.
-Columns/core walls transfer the loads to the foundation
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