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Learn step-by-step processes for measuring the weight of steel reinforcement

By going through this construction video, one can learn how to measure weight of the steel reinforcement having length 1 meter per unit.

Steel reinforcement bar is also called rebar, reinforcing bar, reinforcing steel and reinforcement steel. This construction material has multipurpose application in the construction industry for developing the reinforced concrete. Reinforcement concrete (RC) stands for a composite material that is formed with concrete and some form of reinforcement, usually steel rods, bars, wires or mesh of steel rods and steel wires. The steel reinforcement bars generally contain such shape and size so that they can be smoothly bent and arranged in the concrete to build up a monolithic structure.

Steel rebar is widely utilized as a tensioning devise to reinforce concrete to facilitate retaining the concrete in a compressed situation.

Concrete material is very durable in compression, but virtually there is no strength in tension. To balance this disparity in a concrete slab behavior, reinforcement bar is cast into it to bear the tensile loads. The surface of the reinforcement bar is patterned to create a superior bond with the concrete.

Reinforced concrete obtains its strength from the two materials, steel and concrete, which perform in tandem. To have them working collectively, it is important that the steel should be sufficiently bonded to the concrete. Attaining this bond is termed developing the bar, and various characteristics of reinforcement design are adapted for achieving development.

Learn step-by-step processes for measuring the weight of steel reinforcement