This event spurred a scrutiny of concrete erection practices and building inspections.
The structure was constructed of reinforced concrete frames with hollow clay tile ribbed flooring and hollow clay tile infill walls.
This practice was strongly questioned by experts and recommendations for “pure” concrete construction using reinforced concrete for the floors and walls as well as the frames were made.
Many different types of structures and components of structures can be built using reinforced concrete including slabs, walls, beams, columns, foundations, frames and more.
Reinforced concrete (RC) (also called reinforced cement concrete or RCC) is a composite material in which concrete's relatively low tensile strength and ductility are counteracted by the inclusion of reinforcement having higher tensile strength or ductility.
The reinforcement is usually, though not necessarily, steel reinforcing bars (rebar) and is usually embedded passively in the concrete before the concrete sets.Reinforcing schemes are generally designed to resist tensile stresses in particular regions of the concrete that might cause unacceptable cracking and/or structural failure.Modern reinforced concrete can contain varied reinforcing materials made of steel, polymers or alternate composite material in conjunction with rebar or not. Available from: We are Intech Open, the world's leading publisher of Open Access books. Our readership spans scientists, professors, researchers, librarians, and students, as well as business professionals. Polyolefin Fibres for the Reinforcement of Concrete, Alkenes, Reza Davarnejad and Baharak Sajjadi, Intech Open, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69318.For a strong, ductile and durable construction the reinforcement needs to have the following properties at least: In 1854, English builder William B.Wilkinson reinforced the concrete roof and floors in the two-storey house he was constructing.The purpose of this paper is to research on the mechanical properties of steel fiber reinforced rubber concrete in this paper.Cracks, deformation and other issues often exist in the process of using concrete, a commonly used building material.Reinforced concrete can be classified as precast or cast-in-place concrete.Designing and implementing the most efficient floor system is key to creating optimal building structures.