It's nice to have options. New construction can incorporate a number of structural support elements, the basic three being steel, wood or concrete.
Stainless Steel Rebar
WHY ARCHITECTS LOVE THE HUMBLE I BEAM IN STRUCTRUAL STEEL CONSTRUCTION
Every pound counts in architectural design. The more materials used, the more expensive the building. However, too little material results in a weak edifice.
5 TYPES OF REBAR THAT INCREASE TENSILE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE CONSTRUTION
What concrete offers in compressive strength, it lacks in ductility. Unsupported, it can bear fairly heavy loads without cracking, but if poured when using rebar construction, concrete can take considerably more load, even when suspended.
WHAT A CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR SHOULD KNOW ABOUT REBAR IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
Now that the burst housing bubble and long recession seem to be in the rear view mirror, a new building boom along Colorado's Front Range has set the construction job market ablaze.
HOW STAINLESS STEEL REBAR IS USED IN REINFORCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
At first blush, it may seem that stainless steel would be far too expensive for any large concrete structure. Why go to such expensive when ordinary rebar has worked so well for so long?