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Building Better Outcomes with Reinforced Concrete

Economic Advantages:

  • Faster start-up since minimal lead time to order materials.
  • Earlier occupancy of building due to faster start-up, concurrent scheduling of construction trades, and easy adaptation to on-site changes.
  • Construction disbursements reflect in-place progress; no mill order thus up-front costs are minimized.
  • Increased floor area per building volume. Concrete framing systems yield the shallowest framing systems thus reduce floor-to-floor heights. In multi-story buildings, this translates into more floors per building.
  • Eliminates costs associated with fireproofing, ceiling systems, vibration control, and sound control.

Real Estate Marketing Advantages:

  • Numerous framing systems available address wider range of tenant needs: column-free, irregularities in column locations, vibration-free, and increased security.
  • Architectural expression is limitless due to rainbow of colors, textures and shapes which can be created.
  • No spray-fireproofing to contend with during tenant modifications.
  • Maximizes floor area per building site – a plus in areas with building height restrictions.

Operational Advantages:

  • Reduced utility expenditures due to concrete’s thermal mass.
  • Reduced insurance costs due to superior performance in fire, severe weather, seismic activity and blast.
  • Reduced maintenance costs for exposed surfaces – interior and exterior.

For more information, contact the Portland Cement Association

Photos courtesy of the Concrete ReInforcing Steel Institute



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