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Table 3 Quantities of concrete and steel reinforcement material for the 32 studied cases.

From: Effect of Preliminary Selection of RC Shear Walls’ Ductility Level on Material Quantities

City No. of stories 5 10 15 20
Ductility level Conv. Mod. Duct. Duct. Conv. Mod. Duct. Duct. Conv. Mod. Duct. Duct. Conv. Mod. Duct. Duct.
Toronto Concrete vol. (m3) 45 30 36 120 120 144 270 270 324 672 672 672
Walls reinf. (tons) 2.47 2.62 3.15 4.96 7.93 10.39 13.06 17.13 21.53 28.54 38.35 43.63
Steel/conc. (kg/m3) 55 87 88 41 66 72 48 63 66 42 57 65
Total cost (unit) 70 56 68 170 199 248 401 441 539 957 1056 1108
Montreal Concrete Vol. (m3) 90 75 72 210 150 180 Not permitted 270 324 Not permitted 588 588
Walls reinf. (tons) 9.48 7.49 5.19 13.96 10.57 13.72 18.97 22.75 40.79 40.79
Steel/Conc. (kg/m3) 105 100 72 66 70 76 70 70 69 69
Total cost (unit) 185 150 124 350 256 317 460 551 996 996
Vancouver Concrete Vol. (m3) 105 105 108 240 210 252 Not permitted 405 486 Not permitted 756 756
Walls reinf. (tons) 23.11 14.78 7.40 49.13 29.00 16.24 42.79 32.18 54.00 54.20
Steel/Conc. (kg/m3) 220 141 68 205 138 64 106 69 71 72
Total cost (unit) 336 253 182 731 500 414 833 808 1296 1298