In concrete floor construction the precast hollow-core slab is a very successful product. Every year around 20 to 25 million square metres of precast concrete hollow-core floors are erected in Europe. The estimated total stock of hollow-core floors currently installed in Europe is 1,000 million square meters. Experiences with past performance of hollow-core floors in real fires confirm that hollow-core floors have excellent fire resistance.
For over 30 years, Toyotaforms provided many different types of the production line system for precast concrete manufacturers in Japan including design and construction. One of them is called “L-Crane Pouring System” and it will be introduced in this issue.