Slab on Ground (Gulv pa Grunnen),
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In constructing a floor slab on the ground and employing reduced foundation depth, there are three major aspects that must be taken into account, all with a basis in the Norwegian building code. 1 Foundations and floor construction must be such that they cannot be damaged by frost -- Building Code, Chapter 422. 2 Floors must be thermally insulated so that total heat transfer coefficient k-value does not exceed 0.40 kcalsq m h-deg C -- Building Code, Chapter 5434. 3 Floors directly on the ground in rooms for long-term or short term occupation must be designed in such a way that moisture from the ground cannot damage the floor construction or other parts of the building -- Building Code, Chapter 424. In designing practical floors and foundations, one often affects two or all of these three major aspects by the choice of parts of the construction. This report discusses these three factors.
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