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Where is Reinforced Concrete Used?

Nowadays, Reinforced Concrete is commonly used in modern construction, mainly for buildings and bridges. Such projects may include a great variety of members, such as:

  • Plate-type members: horizontal plates (slabs, bridge deck slabs and raft foundation slabs) or vertical (e.g. shear walls and core walls around stair cases or elevators)
  • Line-type members: such as beams, columns or piles.

Under vertical loading plate-type members offer stiffness and strength in more than one direction within the member’s plan, while line- type members confer strength and stiffness primarily in one direction.