User:Adityarn/Lift Slab Technique

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Lift slab technique, invented by Raymond A Burkland[1] is used in building construction and involves the pouring of concrete slabs close to the ground and then lifting the slab into position using hydraulic jacks attached to the columns. Such a technique may be used as it is more systematic to build larger components near the ground level and then lifting it into place rather than lifting smaller components to the required finished level as in the conventional techniques. It may also be used for the economical advantage it offers when applied in the case of very tall buildings.[2]

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