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Title: Economic Advantages of High-Strength Concretes in Columns
Author(s): Gregory J. Smith and Franz N. Rad
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 37-43
Keywords: columns (supports); construction costs; economics; high-strength concretes; reinforced concrete; General
Abstract:Investigates the economic advantages of using high-strength concretes in columns in low-rise and medium-rise buildings. Parameters varied in the study include loading, geometry of the structure, and concrete strength, and costs related to formwork, reinforcing steel, and concrete are considered. Economically, the cost advantages of the reduction in reinforcing steel and other cost items appear to outweigh significantly the additional cost of using high-strength concretes.
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