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Benefits Of Rib and Block Slabs

When it comes to constructing buildings with more than one floor out of reinforced concrete, rib and block is one of the most trusted slab systems within Southern Africa. .

What is Rib and Block?

Rib and block slabs are precast rectangular ribbed concrete slabs that have been reinforced with rebar (reinforcing steel bar). The slab size is determined by the needs of a specific construction project and so they are made to order.

What are the Benefits of Rib and Block?

Cost Effective

Concrete use is reduced by about 30 to 40% compared to conventional insitu slab systems
No Crane is required for the installation either.

Less Labour required

Less props required and props can be removed sooner compared to cast-in-situ slabs and thus a saving in props rental costs. The system is simple to use and does not require costly skilled labour.

Time Saving

The system ensures faster cycles than formwork / insitu decks and thus saves time. It is not affected by weather conditions and is made while the supporting walls are being constructed on site. The substitution of concrete blocks with polystyrene blocks will ensure further time saving and cost savings.

Other Benefits

Allows you to build on steep sites without crane requirements, therefore utilizing previously wasted space. Suitable for applications in all types of buildings and favoured by many engineers countrywide.

Purchasing Rib & Block with RSC

– As the customer, you would need to supply RSC with the engineer’s design / schedule for rib and block slabs. (Customers who do not have an engineer yet, can send their architectural drawings to us so that we may be able to obtain a free analysis from an engineer for quoting purposes. The quote will include engineering fees as well as a minimum of two site visits by the engineer. Quoting lead time will depend on the engineer’s response time.

– Once all the necessary information has been obtained, we will provide you with a quote which will be valid for 7 days.

– Due to the fact that rib and block is made to order only, a deposit of 50% of the total value of the quotation is payable before any manufacturing will commence.

– Once the manufacturing process is done, a date of delivery will be communicated to the customer. The balance payment is due at least 3 days prior to delivery of finished goods

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