Saving time and resources, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have come up with a solution to constructing skyscrapers in Washington state. The skyscrapers will be made of fiber-reinforced concrete using a unique design co-developed by Gustavo Para-Montesinos who is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at UW-Madison. 

The coupling beams in this construction project will be reinforced with steel fibers, unlike the traditional standard rebar. For contractors, this is good news as using steel fibers will cut down on construction time, will make the construction process simpler, reduce costs, and lower the risk of mistakes.

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