Steel fibre concrete is a composite material where steel fibres are added to the concrete mix to maintain or increase the tensile strength of the concrete after cracking. Steel fibre is used in concrete structures to replace or reduce the traditional reinforcement.
Nowadays, the use of fibre-reinforced concrete has expanded somewhat. In addition to surface floors, reinforced concrete can also be used for:
- in slabs supported on piles,
- slab and strip foundations,
- in between,
The use of fibre-reinforced concrete makes the construction process of floors much faster, as there is no need for the operations associated with the installation of reinforcement. It also ensures that the reinforcement is always in the right place and the risk of reinforcement failure is minimised.