In order to answer this question, i would like to categorically make it clear that PCC Stands for Plain Cement Concrete while RCC stands for Reinforced Cement Concrete. While i explain the difference between this two, i’ll like to make it clear that you may encounter some funny words as you read this post. lol
Now, let me make this clear for us all. Just read slowly while i explain the difference between PCC and RCC.
What Is Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC)?
If you’ve ever witnessed the construction Beams, slabs and columns, you’ll notice there exists a series of high yield steel bars placed in a mould or casing after which concrete was poured while in the molten state.
Image 1: Showing Reinforcements shortly before casting of concrete
Now this is what is called Reinforced Cement Concrete.
It becomes reinforced because the high yield steel bars embedded in the structure are good in tension. Because they are good in tension, they therefore makes it possible for concrete which ordinarily is weak in tension to be able to withstand tension.
Now the kind of concrete described above is referred to as Reinforced cement concrete or RCC.
Now lets talk a little about PCC.
What Is Plain Cement Concrete (PCC)?
PCC as i pointed out in paragraph (1) above simply stands for Plain cement concrete.