What does Box Beam Mean?
Definition of Box Beam in Construction
The use of a reinforced concrete box beam, is a principal application for structural components used on bridge and highway construction. A reinforced box beam is basically a splayed box of reinforced concrete, that has been designed by a structural engineer to support large loads and forces. The cross sectional strength of a box is substantial, and the proper structural layout of dimensions, reinforcing and high tensile strength concrete and reinforcement, is capable of substantial structural strength. Box beams and girders are extremely important to several of the major bridge and highway projects currently underway across the globe. Specialized contractors have developed specific procedures for the use and installation of large box beams. False work and special lifting techniques are utilized during the erection of these large structural components.