I am trying to detirmine the 'slab-of-choice' for a building. I have a long, relatively narrow, building (4:1 ratio) with bearing walls providing a series of one-way slab scenarios. All-said there are roughly 5 different conditions--ranging between a 2-spans (24' max) and 3-spans (18' max). The loads are fairly high, and the thickness of the slab must be as thin as possible--I'm trying to keep it under 8". With so many different zones--is a post-tensioned slab practical? The only choice that has been barred--is a hollow-core slab. Given a scenario with varying support conditions, high loading, and tight thickness criteria--what are your thoughts on the best type of slab? Much thanks.
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