The lightest slab on the market. It ensures thermal insulation, it is fast to be placed and meets every project requirement.
With max. 45 kg/m2, Airfloor™ is self-supporting up to 6 meters. The EPS (airpop) layer offers thermal insulation and works as casting formwork.
The placement is easy: panels fit together thanks to the structural protrusion of the slab. Casting can start immediately without need for additional nets. The basis Is smooth, without downstanding and equipped to accommodate false ceiling.
Airfloor™ has been patented by Tecnostrutture s.r.l.
The NPS®AIR solution employs Airfloor™ slab.
Due to its light weight, Airfloor™ is ideal for construction sites with limited handling equipment and narrow spaces. In addition, after completion casting, it guarantees the seismic requirements of a rigid floor according to current technical standards.
Download typical Airfloor™ sections in . dxf format to start using them in your projects.DOWNLOAD .DXF SECTIONS
Airfloor™ parametric floor objects for Revit and Tekla are a tool to speed design and make the engineer's job easier.DOWNLOAD OBJECTS FOR REVIT AND TEKLA
For each specific project, the environmental impact of the NPS® solution can be calculated in terms of CO2 equivalent and numerous other indicators, based on the official Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). This allows the planner and investor to compare the environmental impact of alternative structural solutions and make an objective choice.DOWNLOAD THE AIRFLOOR™ EPD
Until now, the focus has been on reducing the emissions produced during the use of the building.
However, it is estimated that more than half of the total carbon emissions from all the new global constructions between 2020 and 2050 will be due to embodied carbon and therefore emissions related to materials and building construction/renovation (source BuildingLife Roadmap).
It is therefore necessary to focus not only on the operational emissions of buildings and to start considering both operational and embodied carbon in an integrated way.
NPS® beams represent at the same time an economical, fast and sustainable structural solution.
The use of the Airfloor™ slab, even more so when combined with that of NPS® beams and columns can contribute to obtaining credits for the sustainability certification of the building.
Tecnostrutture commissioned an external company to carry out an analysis on the contribution of NPS® products to obtain credits for building sustainability certifications.
This mapping is available for LEED and DGNB certification.DOWNLOAD LEED MAPPING
Airfloor™ panels can be stacked and then lifted 5 at a time.
For technical storage requirements, please refer to the Tecnostrutture’s product assembly and installation booklet.
Airfloor™ floor panels can be lifted and handled with standard lifting equipment, such as cranes or crane trucks.
Airfloor™ panels can be stacked and lifted 5 at a time. Crane pulls drop dramatically by about 80%.
For technical prescriptions, please refer to Tecnostrutture’s product assembly and installation booklet.
The slab is laid with the pre-cast mortar. The AIrfloor™ slab can be safely walked on immediately, even before casting.
The distribution reinforcement is placed and then the completion casting is carried out immediately.
There is no risk of leaking as the panels adhere to each other thanks to the shaped profile.WATCH THE VIDEO
The application of the plasterboard ceiling is very easy and starts immediately after the installation of the panels.
After positioning all the panels, it is possible to insert the hangers every 60 cm following the references indicated in the EPS, making sure to anchor them to the ceiling reinforcement. By arranging the hangers according to a 60 cm x 60 cm scheme, it is possible to fix them even if the orientation of the false ceiling structure is not known.
At this point the pendants are inserted at the intersection of the boards. After casting the slab, proceed as any other ceiling system, screwing the clips and hooking the metal guides on which the plasterboard sheets will be fixed.WATCH THE VIDEO