REINFORCED CONCRETE METHODOLOGIES
The reinforcing steel—rods, bars, or mesh—absorbs the tensile, shear, and compressive stresses in a concrete structure. Plain concrete does not easily withstand tensile and shear stresses caused by wind, earthquakes, vibrations, and other forces and is therefore unsuitable in most structural applications. In reinforced concrete, the tensile strength of steel and the compressive strength of concrete work together to allow the member to sustain these stresses over considerable spans.
ARCHITECTURAL CONCRETE WALLS
Design is not limited to what is on the ground. An architectural wall brings concrete to vertical space. The possibilities are limitless with vertical design work. Inlays, moldings, decorative framing, and hidden features can all be seen on a vertical concrete wall.
RYBAK’s vision and ingenuity enables the firm to deliver cost-effective architectural walls of the highest quality.
Architectural and/or decorative concrete refers to concrete used not only for its structural capabilities, but an aesthetic finish as well; material made to be seen. Whether creating broad expanses or minute details, concrete permanently captures a desired look. Achieving a decorative appearance requires specialized forms, finishing techniques, and ingredients, and the variety of effectively executed architectural concrete is nearly unlimited.
Utilizing top-of-the-line concrete polishing products, tools and equipment, RYBAK ensures successful installation of polished concrete floors, dyed concrete, acid stained floors, epoxy and specialty toppings not only for its own projects, but for architects, business owners, general contractors, homeowners and project management companies as well. Through its collaboration with SIKA (www.sika.com) RYBAK offers and specializes in a wide variety of parking garage finishing surface systems.
RYBAK continues to perfect the craft of structural concrete execution, currently performing reinforced concrete in the following structural applications, and offering the following service types:
- Concrete placement in accordance with American Concrete Institute (ACI-318)
- Reinforced Concrete Walls, Columns, and Shear Walls
- Flat Plate Structural Slabs
- Shear Reinforcing
- Reinforcing Beams / Transfer Beams
- Intricate reinforcement steel fabrication
- Formwork design and reshoring design
- Penetration layout and surveying
- Reinforcement steel shop drawings and fabrication bar lists
- Concrete boom pump and high pressure concrete pumps
- Decorative and structural staircases
- Winterized concrete placement and operations.
While not all accidents are preventable, RYBAK makes every effort to address the following, most prevalent job site and safety concerns.
- PPE (personal protection equipment): eye goggles, work-boots, hardhats, gloves, lanyard and harness
- Safety straps
- Vertical netting
- Horizontal netting
- Reshoring tie-off within 10 feet of leading edge
- Staircase temporary handrails
- Penetration protection
- Overhead protection
- Housekeeping (site cleanup and maintenance)