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CRSI updates Placing Reinforcing Bars

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has released the ninth edition of the popular book, “Placing Reinforcing Bars.” Written for apprentices, ironworkers and inspectors working with steel reinforced concrete, the book presents the best accepted current practices in placing reinforcing bars.

Eighteen illustrated chapters cover topics such as: materials, handling bars at the jobsite, general principles for bar placing, splicing and tying; placing bars in footings, walls, columns, floors, roofs, pavements and highway structures; and handling and placing of coated reinforcing bars.

Revisions include:

  • Nylon sling capacity tables according to current OSHA guidelines;
  • Updated coverage of mechanical splices according to the current CRSI Reinforcing Bars: Anchorages and Splices publication;
  • Updated welded splice coverage according to AWS D1.4-2011;
  • Updated illustrations of standard column ties and special condition column ties;
  • Expanded and updated safety precautions coverage emphasizing the importance of jobsite safety;
  • Updated coverage of bar supports, spiral fabrication tolerances and first-bar placement according to the current CRSI Manual of Standard Practice;
  • Updated and expanded mobile crane and construction tower crane signals, according to ASME B30.3-2009 and B30.5-2007;
  • Beam bolsters shown running longitudinally, rather than transverse;
  • Expanded coverage to include rail- and axle-steel (ASTM A996), stainless-steel (ASTM A955) and low-carbon chromium (ASTM A1035); and
  • Expanded coverage of contractor (dropped) bars.

Placing Reinforcing Bars, 9th Edition, can be ordered at or 847/517-1200.