What is Reinforced Concrete ?
Definition of Reinforced Concrete in Construction
Reinforced concrete is the structural combination of steel and concrete. Rebar is embedded within the concrete structure in locations designed to strengthen the structural system. Concrete is good in compression and steel is good in tension, so the combination creates a very strong structural member. The use of reinforced concrete is worldwide and new technologies in concrete development and rebar coatings has supported the use of reinforced concrete for both large and small projects. Concrete admixtures have caused an increase in the compressive strengths possible of the concrete and the use of different types of steel, coatings and tensioning of the steel reinforcement t, has provided structural engineers never ending possibilities, for the use of reinforced concrete.