IFB beams especially suitable for installing floor panels
IFB ('Integrated Floor Beam') beams are half as high as SFB beams. That makes the IFB variant much lighter and more cost-efficient. These beams produced by Mouw Hoedliggers are also particularly suitable for installing floor panels.
Fire-resistant treatment not always necessary
IFB beams are made by welding a wide strip of steel under a standard profile that is halved in height. The heads of the hollow-core slabs then connect to the plates of the profile. To create a bond in the floor, the hollow spaces on the sides of the profile are filled with concrete.
IFB beams do require a fire protection treatment, unless reinforcing bars are also placed in the hollow space; this already gives the structure better protection in the event of a fire.
The torsion of an IFB beam is less strong than that of cap or top-hat beams. In some cases, this can cause problems when installing hollow-core slabs. As IFB beams are not generally exposed to considerable tensile forces, the product is made in S235 steel as a standard, unless another grade is requested.
IPE profiles are used for IFB beams.
The main advantages of IFB beams are:
- Lightweight construction
- Simple, but sometimes unnecessary treatment
- Low construction height
- Environmentally conscious
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