Applications in construction
U-Bot (U-boot Beton®) is used in all applications that require a structural plate together with the need to use less concrete and therefore for a lighter structure. U-Bot is the ideal solution for creating slabs with a large span and/or great load-bearing capacity: it is particularly suited for structures that require considerable open spaces, such as executive, commercial and industrial buildings as well as public, civil and residential structures. It makes it possible to more irregularly distribute the pillars, as beams do not need to be created. In the case of yards that are difficult to access or restructuring work, U-Bot, due to its stackability, modularity, lightness and manoeuvrability, can be used to make horizontal structures without the help of handling and hoisting equipment. With U-Bot also foundation rafters can be created with a larger thickness with a reduced amount of concrete.
Applications in rafts
Among the various foundation types, rafts are one of the most well known. They are used above all in ground conditions with little bearing capacity, or with poor quality soil, large thicknesses must be used which increases the construction cost.
Thanks to the use of U-Bot lightened rafts can be created with the same performance but at a considerably lower cost. Once drown in the concrete casting, U-Bot forms the structure just like two full slabs, with a variable thickness, connected by a perpendicular beam gridwork to form a bidirectional static honeycomb plate.
For this concrete bed, the distribution of weights due to hight inertia is rationalised in order to permit maximum stiffness and lightness for the structure with a minimum amount of concrete, which makes it possible to eliminate, where possible, the foundation piles.