Understanding Concrete Buildings


Reinforced Concrete is one of the most commonly used materials in construction.

From small homes in developing countries to the skyscrapers in San Francisco and New York City, the material easily crosses the realm from residential to large-scale and heavy infrastructure design projects. This composite material has been the subject of study and development by engineers and researchers predating the construction of the Roman Colosseum.

To learn more about concrete, please view:

Cement vs. Concrete – A short video explaining what goes in a concrete mix

Reinforced Concrete Glossary – Outlines common deficiencies found in concrete structures and general terms used in design