PersonalAcess floor technology


The technique of raised floors is very ancient.

At the time of Gallo-Romans, our ancestors had used a technique to create a buffer zone between the soil and the ground on which they walked.

The objective was to drain fluids under the floor or get rid of the soil moisture.



Photo : Newtech Technologies

Modern access floor systems were initially designed for use in computer rooms. As a result, raised access floors are able to support heavy loads.

This easy access to the space between the raised floor and the concrete allows access to all cables and connection boxes placed under the raised floor.

Use of the void space as a cableway enables the installation of a large number of conductors with maximum choice of pathway.


( Photo : Newtech Technologies)




In computer rooms, the space between the concrete and the raised floor can be used for air circulation in order to prevent overheating of the machines, or for air conditioning.

A modular unit (or panel ) can easily be lifted by an ordinary glazier's suction cup to allow immediate access to any part of the covered area.

The free space between the concrete and the raised floor can vary according to need from 10 to 100 centimetres, and even more.









Jules Verne


If we think of it ....

This technique is a universal technique, look for example the pattern of a city :

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Fluids flowing underground, freely for the elements above.


Now look at this picture of a recent installation..




or the photo of the subway in Paris (1899) :


Construction of the subway - 1899 - Paris

We can travel on the ground, with a network of underground fluids.
In this case, the fluids are trains, cars, travelers.