What is Reinforced Concrete?

Reinforced Concrete is the common term given to a concrete member (or slab) that contains steel reinforcement (usually in the form of steel bars) to increase the strength of the structure. The material that results from the combination of concrete and reinforcing bars is called Reinforced Concrete (RC). During construction, the reinforcement steel is placed in the formwork first, either in the form of a prefabricated steel cage or steel rebars that are fastened together and wired in-situ. Then concrete is poured in the formwork and vibrated using adequate devices so as to guarantee a high level of collaboration between the two materials.