Ferrocement

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Description

A construction containing steel bars or shaped wire mesh covered with a cement mortar. The metal increases the tensile strength of the concrete.

See also reinforced concrete.

Synonyms and Related Terms

béton armé (Fr.); betão armado (Port.); ferroconcrete; ferro-concrete; reinforced concrete

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996