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User Info Another Piece of the Housing ScrewJob; entered at 2023-01-23 07:48:49
Printlife
Posts: 228
Registered: 2018-05-22 Friendly Florida
We went to an older hotel in Port Saint Lucia over MLK weekend. I noticed rusted rebar visible through some cracks in the outside hallway. Thought about how the Romans made reliable structures by only using concrete in compression. Here the walkways were cantilevered off the building in a thin structure. Only possible with the rebar there to take the tensile load.

The hotel had been the circus themed Club Med but had been sold off when it wasn't making money. The new owners may have a low basis but there is a lot to be repaired.

How much bulkier will buildings have to be when we stop using concrete in tension?
2023-01-23 07:48:49