The purpose of this tech note it to aid users in defining design strips and understanding the layout of program reinforcement around slab openings.
Figure 1. Small Opening Example
The layout of program reinforcement may be improved by modifying the layout of the span segments. For example, the design strip may be divided into cantilever strips that run from column to edge of slab with narrower strips on either side of the opening (See Figure 3 and Figure 4).
Please see RAM Concept Design Strips for additional help links.