Filigree is essentially precast formwork in conjunction with traditional pour in place, with the advantage of adding void material to reduce loads and add insulation. Other benefits: no stripping of formwork, reduced shoring, and cost and time savings.
The APC/ Filigree Composite Concrete Deck System has been Fire Tested and Rated by Underwriters Laboratories (UL):
The Filigree Wide-Slab System fire resistance testing confirmed its capability to sustain an over-four hour fire test, maintaining its full integrity and load capacity, without any signs of delamination. (See UL Test of the Filigree deck).
APC/ Filigree Eliminates Field Forming and Reduces Shoring Requirements.
APC/ Filigree is Easy to Use:
All work is done in a traditional manner, familiar to all trades.
APC/ Filigree resists Sound Transmission:
APC/ Filigree has great sound resistance for residential and institutional use.
APC/ Filigree Reduces the Volatility and Uncertainty of Construction Cost:
Filigree method of construction is less dependent on field labor and field labor productivity. It will substantially reduce the overall labor/material cost ratio.
APC/ Filigree Quality is Superior:
The final product is a combination of the most desirable properties inherent to poured in place and precast construction. In addition, Filigree Wide-Slabs are cast in polished steel molds, and will greatly enhance the appearance of any concrete structure.
APC/ Filigree Structures are Fire-Rated:
The system has fire resistance ratings up to 4 hours established through a full-scale fire resistance test at the Underwriter Laboratories.
APC/ Filigree is Economical:
Efficient use of the APC/ Filigree method reduces cost of concrete structures.
APC/ Filigree Reduces Labor:
The prefabrication technology in APC/ Filigree reduces the need for field skilled and unskilled trades. Although all trades are represented, fewer are needed for each task with a reduction in payroll needs and enhanced cash flow.
APC/ Filigree Saves Time:
Filigree structures go up fast. High installation rates of up to 5,000 sqft. per day week can be achieved.
APC/ Filigree is Environmentally Friendly:
Many trees are saved by the elimination of wood and plywood framing.