Cost, ease of placement, and abrasion and impact resistance of steel-fiber-reinforced concrete (SFRC) are making it popular in Australia for slabs, toppings, precast panels, precast tanks, and swimming pools. Australian-made, enlarged-end steel fibers can be batched directly into a transit mixer. No special dispensing equipment is required. The concrete can be handled and finished with standard equipment. Fibers used in ready mixed concrete measure 0.7 x 0.024 x 0.012 inch. Because it resists impact and abrasion, SFRC is used in heavily loaded areas, such as container handling yards, bus parking lanes, roundabouts, bridge nosing joints, railroad track foundations, and factory floors.