Engineering - doing more with less

by ARTiFactor on Mar. 08th, 2009

Stronger, lighter, cheaper
Stronger, lighter, cheaperCourtesy superciliousness

"Researchers have figured out a way to use 30 percent less reinforcing steel in the manufacture of the concrete beams, or spandrels, used in the construction of parking garages.
In addition to using less steel, the new design cuts labor and manufacturing time in half – significantly decreasing costs." North Carolina State University

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