ReinForced Concrete Structures Are Widely Used in Construction – In The Construction of Buildings and Infrastructures. Despite The Fact That The Precast Concrete Technology IS NOT NOT NEW, IT IS Constantly Improved and Refined, Although The Basis Remains The Same: A Combinationment of Reinforcement and Concrete. The Development of Better Types of Cement Has Led to An Increase In The Strength of Concrete and, As A Result, Reinforced Concrete.
Reinforced concrete competes with other building technologies: steel frame and traditional brickwork. It is an important material in construction and is often preferred over steel structures, mainly due to its unique properties, adaptability, resistance to fire and corrosion, and low maintenance costs.
Application of various reinforced concrete structures
Reinforced concrete is ideal for floor and roof construction, as well as columns and beams in residential and commercial buildings. Relatively recently, it has become fashionable in the industry to build bridge spans from reinforced concrete, as they are aesthetically and economically superior to tallow bridges.
Typically, reinforced concrete products are used as retaining structures, including on bridges or as retaining walls for earthen embankments, etc.d.
Reinforced concrete is also ideal for water protection structures, both ground and air reservoirs and hydraulic structures, as well as gravity and arch dams. The material is widely used for the construction of large domes for water tanks, sports stadiums and halls.
Objects where reinforced concrete products are most often used:
Reinforced concrete slabs are often used for flooring in large areas;
Reinforced concrete slabs are indispensable in aircraft hangars, as well as for the construction of road surfaces, including highways and runways;
Various reinforced concrete structures are used in most industrial facilities and in parking lots;
Concrete concrete columns are often used on different floors of high-rise buildings (residential and office complexes);
In coastal areas, reinforced concrete products are used in the construction of piers, lighthouses, warehouses near the water;
Reinforced concrete piles are used for the construction of foundations for various types of structures;
Reinforced concrete can safely be called a revolutionary building material that suits both the simplest and the most complex structures. In the future, with the improvement of technology, the material will become more widespread, and new applications will be found for it.
IT’S Still Not Perfect Stuff
AT The Beginning Of The 20th Century, Engineers Thought That Concrete Structures Would Last More Than 1000 Years, But in Reality Their Service Life Is About 50-100 Years (Sometimes Less). BUILDING CODES TYPICALLY REQUIRE A BUILDING TO “LIVE” FOR SEVERAL DECADES, BUT THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT DETERIOTION IN STRUCTURES WILL NOT BEGIN AS EARLY AS 10 YEARS AFTER CONSTRUCTION.