#18 Long-span Low-Carbon Floor Systems (Scoping Study)

CRC#18 addresses the lack of data-informed product evaluation methods in construction, through the benchmarking of nine long-span, low carbon floor systems. The key outcomes of the research point towards a logic and workflow that could be applied to any productised building element, involving:

  • product mapping according to material and element type
  • visualisation of high level benchmarking findings for use during early building design
  • synthesis of detailed benchmarking findings to enable transparent discussion of decision priorities

    This framework can be used as the basis for: further product benchmarking; evaluation and selection of most suitable products given an explicit set of selection priorities; and future product design development.