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RE: Steel Fibers Replacing Structural Reinforcing?

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>One of the concrete contractors has asked a steel fiber manufacturer
>to value engineer the reinforcing to determine if they can do it with steel
>fibers instead of the reinforcing specified.
God, I love that term. 'Value engineering:' Marketeer-speak for 'mix 
sawdust in the cake flour, then tell the customer how delicious the icing 
looks.' ;-> 

Sarcasm aside, wouldn't any kind of moisture seeping into a crack or a 
corner rust through steel fibers like a knife through hot butter?

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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