The research activity at the Tongji University (China)
Since the Second World War, the common practice in the construction of civil and industrial buildings has favoured the use of prefabricated structures. Specifically, industrialized reinforced concrete columns designed to make pendular structures have been by far the most successful linear element among elevated structures. The benefits derived from this choice are mainly connected to the speed of the construction phases and the increase in the quality of the building.
With the refinement of industrialized manufacturing techniques and the performance of the concrete itself (according to the most modern FPC and according to European classifications such as EN 206), the performance of the aforesaid buildings have remarkably increased.
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