Reducing carbon and cost of reinforcement

Publisher:MPA The Concrete Centre

Eurocode 2 sets out partial factors for the concrete and reinforcing steel used in the design of reinforced concrete structures. In the UK, CARES data has shown that it is possible to reduce the partial factor for reinforcing steel which can lead to reductions in the quantity of reinforcement in the designs, which has the potential to reduce costs and embodied carbon. This paper explains what designers need to consider when using this approach.