# Concrete Beam - Rectangle, 1:2

A rectangular 1:2 ratio concrete beam is a beam with a rectangular cross-section in which the width is twice the depth. This type of beam is commonly used in construction because it is strong and relatively easy to construct. The strength of a rectangular 1:2 ratio concrete beam comes from the fact that the concrete and steel reinforcement work together to resist bending. The concrete is strong in compression, while the steel reinforcement is strong in tension. When a load is applied to the beam, the concrete compresses and the steel reinforcement stretches.

1:2 Rectangle Concrete Beams are available in a range of sizes with typical widths between 8”-36” (20.3–91.4 cm) and typical depths from 16”-72” (40.6–183 cm). Maximum width is commonly 48” (122 cm) and maximum depth is 96” (244 cm). 1:2 Rectangle Concrete Beams are available in typical lengths between 40’-100’ (12.2-30.5 m).

A rectangular 1:2 ratio concrete beam is a beam with a rectangular cross-section in which the width is twice the depth. This type of beam is commonly used in construction because it is strong and relatively easy to construct. The strength of a rectangular 1:2 ratio concrete beam comes from the fact that the concrete and steel reinforcement work together to resist bending. The concrete is strong in compression, while the steel reinforcement is strong in tension. When a load is applied to the beam, the concrete compresses and the steel reinforcement stretches.

1:2 Rectangle Concrete Beams are available in a range of sizes with typical widths between 8”-36” (20.3–91.4 cm) and typical depths from 16”-72” (40.6–183 cm). Maximum width is commonly 48” (122 cm) and maximum depth is 96” (244 cm). 1:2 Rectangle Concrete Beams are available in typical lengths between 40’-100’ (12.2-30.5 m).