IN-SITU REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS
 

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Concrete is a material with an estimated useful lifetime of over 200 years. It is one of the hardest, densest materials available for construction. In addition, it endows the building with an appearance of solidity, strength and quality. Because they are complete concrete structures, including walls and inside dividing walls, this ensures the building technical control organisations and the works management of greater structural strength and durability. .

Concreted monolithic walls and frameworks possess several advantages. Since they are all concreted at the same time, they are also cured at the same time, thus creating enhanced joining of the entire assembly. This eliminates any possible “cold joints” that are produced when concreting various sections at separate intervals. A “cold joint” forms when concrete is allowed to dry before any subsequent concreting operation takes place. By eliminating such “cold joints”, the overall construction strength is increased, preventing heat losses and increasing acoustic insulation properties. In addition, since concrete is a structurally continuous material, it does not move or crack as sometimes happens to the mortar joints between bricks. Concrete is reinforced with steel, which increases the strength of the entire dwelling. This combination of concrete and reinforcement steel produces a structure having great stability and strength. .

The compression strength of a concrete wall is several times that of a concrete block wall. It also has twice the fire resistance of hollow concrete blocks and the lack of cold joints dramatically reduces problems caused by damp conditions. Reinforced concrete frameworks can be designed to permit greater spans, together with the required strengths. The weight of stairways, large overhangs and even slabs can be safely housed without any need to increase the number of load-bearing walls or pillars.

 
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