The Ins and Outs Of Concrete Design in Australia
Concrete is the second most used material in the world after water, with concrete being applied in a large proportion of built environment including homes, roads, railways, skyscrapers, bridges and dams. Generally, concrete structures built are designed to last between 25 to 100 years depending on the type of structures due to its durability requirement. Corrosion of reinforcement steel within concrete structures is difficult to detect and costly to repair. One of the well-known durability issues is so-called “concrete cancer” where spalling of concrete cover due to the corrosion of reinforcement is becoming a growing problem in Australia, given that a significant number of cities/Australian population located near the coastal area.
The Importance Of Concrete Design In Australia
Designing concrete accurately is crucial to ensuring we build safe paths, buildings, and structures. Ettol takes concrete design in Australia very seriously because we understand its importance within any project.
- It’s often the foundation of your structure. Whether we’re building skyscrapers, warehouses, or marine infrastructure, concrete is at the foundation of everything we do. We must get the concrete design correct; otherwise, it could cause issues either immediately or years down the track.
- It helps us prepare for everything. No two projects are the same, so why would you use the same concrete design for everything? We take into account what we’re creating concrete for, where it will be used, and the conditions it will be exposed to day after day. Whether its heat, ice, water, weight, or impact; we can design a concrete mix to suit the requirements.
- It allows our clients to be more economical. If you have a strict budget, we can design concrete that finds the perfect balance between strength, durability, and workability and value for money. We want you to be able to take control of every aspect of your project, and concrete design is another way of doing that.