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Seth Morgan
Construction Superintendent
Asked a question 2 years ago

RCC columns or bricks reinforced with steel bars for house with exposed bricks?

Hello Neenu, I'm planning to construct a 2 storey house in Delhi NCR with exposed bricks. Plan to use confined masonry technique. Kindly advise whether we should use RCC columns at the corners or columns made of bricks reinforced with steel bars? Would a column of reinforced bricks (steel bars passing through purpose-built holes in machine-made bricks) provide the same strength as RCC column? Reinforced bricks would give a better look no doubt but would the strength and life be the same as RCC column? Due to exposed brick design, RCC columns will have to be kept uncovered and may not look aesthetic. Kindly advise.

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