For more than 70 years, cast-in-place reinforced concrete has influenced the construction of buildings. Reinforced concrete provides forward-looking owners, designers, and builders with a cost-effective, aesthetically appealing, and practical material suitable to the widest possible variety of building types.
Advances in material composition and construction methods have made cast-in-place concrete an even more compelling choice in the 21st century. With reinforced increased carrying capacity, high-strength concrete today requires smaller load-bearing columns, thereby increasing the total amount of usable, income-producing floor space.
Meanwhile, the continued evolution of exposed concrete treatments has made possible the design and construction of architecturally dramatic interior and exterior forms that will entice even the most discriminating of tenants.
And cast-in-place concrete allows greater flexibility in construction management, which means faster start-ups, easier reinforced design modifications, and less costly last-minute changes.
Finally, cast-in-place concrete provides building owners and operators with a structural material that is quieter, stronger, and easier to maintain than other building choices.
From start to finish, from one story to many, from streamlined retail configurations to advanced medical-center-complex designs, high-strength, low-cost, long-lasting reinforced concrete has proven itself as the material of choice for investors, owners, designers, builders, and operators who understand how buildings work and want to ensure the greatest return and best value for themselves and their tenants well into future decades.