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03 00 00 - Concrete
04 00 00 - Masonry
05 00 00 - Metals
08 00 00 - Openings
09 00 00 - Finishes
10 00 00 - Specialties
11 00 00 - Equipment
12 00 00 - Furnishings
21 00 00 - Fire Suppression
22 00 00 - Plumbing
23 00 00 - HVAC
26 00 00 - Electrical
27 00 00 - Communications
31 00 00 - Earthwork
33 00 00 - Utilities
34 00 00 - Transportation

Concrete Reinforcing Information

Concrete by itself has significant compressive strength but very little tensile strength. This property limits the usefulness of concrete in structural applications. Since ancient times natural fibers have been added to concrete to prevent cracks in masonry structures. However, it was not until the 1800s when it was understood that steel and concrete had similar chemical and thermal expansion characteristics that the practice of reinforcing concrete with steel was adopted. This has widely expanded the types of projects for which concrete can be used.

Also Known As: Concrete Reinforcement