Multi-story construction is popular for types of office buildings, medical buildings, retail buildings and more. There will always be a need for these particular types of buildings and the multi-story building market will continue to grow. The structural components of these multi-level buildings must be thoroughly considered to ensure the best floor-to-ceiling application while considering all expenses.
There are a few different floor systems that are most often used in multi-story buildings. Composite joists create the longest spans possible without adding floor depth. Deep-ribbed composite allows a mid-range structural span with shallow depth. Dovetail composite provides the most shallow floor depths with long spans.