FUTUREBUILD® LVL Timber Concrete Composite (TCC) Floors
Timber Concrete Composite (TCC) Floors represent a move to optimise the advantages of both Futurebuild Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams and a concrete screed/slab, combined using defined connection methods to provide composite action.
Technology that was introduced to New Zealand in 2012, concrete screeds have been added to timber floors for decades in Europe, where the natural weight of concrete has been used to provide acoustic benefits. A natural progression was to provide a structural connection between the screed and the timber joists, allowing for an optimised structural solution with inherent acoustic and fire benefits.
Features & Benefits
- Concrete screed for enhanced acoustic attenuation*
- LVL for strength, stiffness and inherent fire resistance*
- computeIT® design software for performance optimisation
- Established, tested and proven performance
- Lightweight, enabling use of conventional timber framing support*
- Easy to install
- Cost effective*
- LVL products offer low variability and high reliability
- Futurebuild® LVL used in TCC Floors is manufactured from sustainably-grown New Zealand radiata pine
* Subject to design consideration.
Contact Futurebuild® LVL for further information.
For more detailed information, please refer to our TCC Floors Information Guide.
Properties and structural characteristics for the Futurebuild LVL range for use by specifiers and engineers for specific design LVL projects.
Timber Concrete Composite (TCC) floors represent a move to optimise the advantages of both Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams and a concrete screed/slab, combined using defined connection methods to provide composite action.
Product Technical Statement
Fixing hyJOIST to steel beams - using face mount hangers (Detail F4)
hyJOIST cantilever for internal or weather-proofed balcony applications (Detail 13)
Cantilevers supporting load-bearing walls - installation of end trimmer (Detail F16)
Cantilever supporting load-bearing walls- Type 1 reinforcement (Detail F21)
Cantilever supporting load-bearing walls- Type 2 reinforcement (Detail F22)
Tie-down for external bracing wall using rimboard using 6 12kN fixing detail (Detail TD1)
Tie-down for external bracing wall -6 and 12 kN fixing details - bracing wall parallel to joist (Detail TD2)
Tie-down for external bracing wall- 6 and 12 kN fixing details - bracing wall perpendicular to joist (Detail TD3)
computeIT® is designed to aid in the specification of heavy Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) structural
members and non-residential structural systems. Learn more in this flyer on the computeIT software suite.