Hollowcore Commercial Applications


Hollowcore gets its strength from pretensioned steel strands that are embedded in high strength concrete. Continuous voids in the planks reduce their overall weight and help keep building costs in check. Hollowcore is an efficient and economical choice for various climates and unique project applications that demand high load capacities, long spans and shallow working spaces.


Hollowcore planks reduce the cost of interior finishing. Since the surfaces are uniform, minimal preparation is required to accommodate direct installation of floor coverings such as padding and carpeting. And, for a simple yet attractive finish, the underside can be painted or sprayed with acoustical coatings. This eliminates shadowing effects and the use of drop ceilings or other ceiling treatments. Time for finish work is saved, which also helps achieve amazing results within a tight budget.

Advantages in Commercial Construction

Hollowcore's benefits are significant:

  • Exceptional strength and lasting durability
  • High load-bearing capacity
  • Immediate and solid work deck after grouting - allows for rapid construction to meet tight schedules and cut costs
  • All weather installation
  • Manufactured in completely climate-controlled facility minimizing production delays
  • Meets IBC and UL fire resistance requirements
  • Excellent fire resistance with ratings up to 3 hours
  • Superior wind and natural disaster protection-withstands the elements
  • A cost-effective alternative that fits most budgets
  • Adaptable to structural systems including steel framing, cast-in-place concrete and masonry walls
  • Voids that can conceal electrical, plumbing and mechanical runs
  • Environmentally friendly

Commercial Applications:

  • High-rise office buildings
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals/nursing homes
  • Churches
  • Parking facilities
  • Prisons & justice facilities
  • Retail outlets
  • Schools/universities
  • Athletic complexes
  • Bridge deck units



Hollowcore Commercial Applications

For more information about this product, please contact our Hollowcore Sales Dept. at (800) 426-1126.