VOIDED CONCRETE SLABS
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24 Second Avenue

Built-In Flexibility In The Big Apple

 

Voided concrete slabs provide valuable building use flexibility.

 

PROJECT VOIDED SLAB ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Expanded residential use flexibility

  • Enabled a more economically feasible mat foundation

  • Concrete reduction: 338 cubic yards (685 tons)


24 Second Avenue features multiple uses. This new mixed-use condominium building appearing to the right recently racing toward completion in the East Village of Manhattan. Designed by RSVP Architecture Studio, N-Plus Architecture and DeSimone Consulting Engineers, the 120-foot tall structure yields 70,750 square feet, with 52,700 square feet of residential space, and commercial-retail space on the ground floor.

31 apartments are being created, averaging 1,700 square feet apiece. The corner-windows will be particularly sought-after for potential residents, with possible views of the nearby Sara D. Roosevelt Park across East Houston Street, and Brooklyn Bridge further out.  In addition to the condos, there are also plans for 6,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. The project is being developed by AORE Capital and RSVP Studio designed the building.

 
Placing the Initial Concrete  — Vibrating concrete in this first step in concrete placement secures voids, prevents void buoyancy, and ensures the integrity of the grid.

Placing the Initial Concrete — Vibrating concrete in this first step in concrete placement secures voids, prevents void buoyancy, and ensures the integrity of the grid.

 
 
Cantilevers Become Routine  — Voided concrete slabs, with thicknesses ranging from 8 to 10 inches, provide a valuable building tool to simplify formwork and speed construction.

Cantilevers Become Routine — Voided concrete slabs, with thicknesses ranging from 8 to 10 inches, provide a valuable building tool to simplify formwork and speed construction.


ARCHITECT:      

  • RSVP Architecture Studio

  • N-Plus Architecture

ENGINEER:       

  • DeSimone Consulting Engineers, PLLC

BUILDERS: 

  • Aore

  • IBN Construction Corporation