Hollowcore Systems manufactured by County Materials offer an efficient and economical solution for applications that require long spans, high load capacities and reduced building heights.
Concrete is one of the world’s most commonly used building materials. It’s inert and made from abundant, natural materials, making it an environmentally sound choice with sustainable benefits.
Hollowcore Systems manufactured by County Materials offer an efficient and economical solution for applications that require long spans, high load capacities and reduced building heights. Prestressed hollowcore planks are used in conjunction with columns and beams to serve as both a ready-made sub floor and ceiling for an unlimited number of project applications.
Hollowcore eliminates the need for extra load- bearing columns and beams or interior walls, and creates large, open spaces with unobstructed ceilings. Hollowcore can sustain added concrete topping and roof loads, as well as loading requirements for partition walls, tile and stone floors.
Hollowcore helps meet project timelines and maximizes the construction process. Before arriving to the site, the Hollowcore is cut to specified lengths for each project, accommodating plans with unique angles and curves, and is ready to be installed upon arrival.
Hollowcore is easy to install and is compatible with other building materials, including concrete masonry, steel framing and cast-in-place wall systems. Once installed and grouted, Hollowcore provides an immediate work deck and protected space that accommodates other trades, from heating and air conditioning, to plumbing and electrical. Required openings can be pre-cut prior to shipping, while the respective trades provide smaller, field-cut notches. Anchoring and fastening piping and conduit to Hollowcore is no more difficult than it is with other systems, and is often easier and less expensive because of the reduced amount of concrete that needs to be cut.