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Tarmac Precast Concrete - technical overview

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SBB Beam
(Standard Bridge Beam) profile span range (in metres)
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

p 4-5

typical applications:
Ideal for short span bridges and commercial developments.

advantages:
Provides a closely assembled soffit and less insitu concrete. No need for formwork. Can be readily designed for continuity.

T Beam
typical applications:
Short and medium span bridges and commercial developments.

p 6-7 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
Provides a closely assembled soffit. No need for formwork.

TY Beam
typical applications:
Short and medium span bridges, commercial developments, jetties and marine decks.

p 8-9 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
Provides a closely assembled soffit with lower number of beams required and less insitu concrete. No need for formwork.

TYE Beam
typical applications:
Complementary edge beam to the TY beam.

p 10-11 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
Can be used for a solid infill deck. Increased section properties to support parapet loading.

TY Beam with rebate


typical applications:
Short and medium span bridges and commercial developments.

p 12-13 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
The beams are spaced apart, facilitating easy access to the underside of the structure.

TYE Beam with rebate


typical applications:
Complementary edge beam to the TY beam.

p 14-15 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
Can be used for beam and slab construction. Increased section properties to support parapet loading.
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Y Beam
typical applications:
Medium and long span bridges and commercial developments.

p 16-17 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
The beams are spaced apart, facilitating easy access to the underside of the structure.

YE Beam
typical applications:
Complementary edge beam to the Y beam.

p 18-19 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
Can be used for either a solid infill deck or beam and slab construction. Increased section properties to support parapet loading.

M Beam
typical applications:
Provides voided bridge deck for medium and long span road bridge construction.

p 20-21 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
Closed soffit to underside ideal for pseudo-box type construction.

UM Beam
typical applications:
Complementary edge beam to the M beam.

p 22-23 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
Provides a clean vertical face with a variety of finishes along with a channel void for incorporation of services.

Solid Box Beam


typical applications:
Short to long span bridges. Ideal for use over busy railway lines.

p 24-25 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
Provides a quick, safe working platform.

U Beam
typical applications:
Medium and long span bridges.

p 26-27 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
Suitable for skew decks where torsion is high. Provides a ready made edge detail and easy provision for services.

SY Beam
typical applications:
Longer spans. Major motorway schemes.

p 28-29 profile span range (in metres)


2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40

advantages:
Provides a practical and economical solution for spans up to 40 metres.

SBB Beam

(Standard Bridge Beam)

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T Beam

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TY Beam

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01778 381 000

TYE Beam

10

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01778 381 000

TY Beam with rebate

12

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01778 381 000

TYE Beam with rebate

14

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01778 381 000

Y Beam

16

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01778 381 000

YE Beam

18

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01778 381 000

M Beam

20

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01778 381 000

UM Beam

22

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01778 381 000

Solid Box Beam

24

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01778 381 000

U Beam

26

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01778 381 000

SY Beam

28

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01778 381 000

For additional information on Tarmacs precast products please contact us on the number below. Other technical information for each individual precast unit is available for the following products: box culverts Charcon Tunnels double tee beams retaining walls and barriers thermocast Literature covering our full range of products for specific industry sectors is available on request. commercial energy rail road sports and leisure water

Tarmac Precast Concrete Limited


Tallington Stamford Lincolnshire PE9 4RL

t 01778 381000 f 01778 348041 www.tarmac.co.uk

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