Advantages and Disadvantages of Hidden Beam

Hidden beams can be defined as the beams whose depth is equal to the thickness of the slab. Hidden beams are also known as concealed beam.

Advantages of Hidden Beam:

  1. It saves floor height clearance.
  2. It allows if a brickwork needs to be constructed over the slab.
  3. It is economical as it saves cost of materials, formwork, and labor.
  4. It gives better aesthetic interior appearance.

Disadvantages of Hidden Beam:

  1. Structurally it creates a spanning problem, as spans for structural support are at right angle to each other. This means one slab structurally rests over the other.

 

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