Author: S. Pitchers, Craddy Pitchers Davidson
1 September 2013
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S. Pitchers, Craddy Pitchers Davidson
Cement, a key constituent of concrete, is a chemical which has the ability to cause adverse health effects. This short article highlights the principal risks when working with the material and offers guidance on preventative measures.
Here, Sean Brady sets out seven strategies for identifying and reacting to structural failure near-misses.
Traditionally, anchorage of reinforcement has been achieved through the bond strength between the concrete and the reinforcement, or with an L-shaped bar, or a combination of the two. Headed reinforcement bars are an alternative method for anchoring reinforcement in concrete members. This paper explains where headed bars can be used to improve the design and buildability of the concrete section and how to ensure there is sufficient anchorage strength.