Durable Structures with Concrete
Well designed concrete buildings are long lasting and low maintenance. They are disaster resilient and have the potential to be reused many times over in their lifetime, meaning less demolition and reconstruction.
Durability is the ability of a building to maintain, over its lifetime, the performance for which it was designed. It is a vital part of sustainable construction, as insufficient durability can result in additional unexpected costs due to repair or reconstruction, as well as environmental and social impacts. With higher durability, the upfront embodied impacts can also be effectively spread over a longer period, reducing annualised embodied environmental impacts.