LIFE CYCLE COST:
DURABILITY THROUGH YEARS
The Life Cycle Cost of structures and buildings can be greatly reduced by using stainless steel reinforcing bars in appropriate positions, such as the ones close to the outer part of the buildings or in contact with water or salt and leaving the carbon steel rebars for the parts where the risk of chloride contamination tends to zero, such as the inner parts. In this way the difference in the inital investment may increase
only 3 percent, but it will considerably reduce the cost of maintenance and repairs. There is a increasing demand for artifacts that have to last longer, even hundreds of years, requiring a very low maintenance: the only possible approach to these kind of requests is the use of Rodinox®, so that the costs due to the maintenance of reinforcing bars is pratically eliminated since the beginning.
PROGRESO BRIDGE - MEXICO