Load bearing walls can reduce floor slab thicknes
Within a building, 'infill' walls are often used to separate and partition different areas (such as adjacent apartments). However, why use lightweight non-load bearing walls when you can use load bearing walls such as Dincel? Utilising Dincel as load bearing walls throughout the building can omit the requirement for columns and also significantly reduce slab thicknesses.
For a conventional column-slab building with infill walls, the concrete code specifies that the minimum slab thickness is 200mm and mesh reinforcement cannot be used. In contrast, a building designed with Dincel load bearing walls efficiently, could reduce the minimum slab thickness to be just 150mm and permit the use of mesh reinforcement.
Transfer slabs (typically used to transfer building loads at the basement level) are known to be relatively thick elements. As Dincel walls can be utilised as deep beams on the level above, transfer slab thicknesses can be drastically reduced.
All of this could translate to cost reductions of up to 25% where Dincel is used instead of a column-slab and infill wall system.