Rebar Splices: Cutting Costs, Avoiding Errors

by Paul F. Rice, (M.ASCE), Vice-Pres.; Engineering, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Chicago, Ill.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1977, Vol. 47, Issue 8, Pg. 73-74

Document Type: Feature article


Practical advice for cost-cutting in reinforced concrete construction suggests improvements in accepted design and specifications, procedures and specific items. Brief recommendations for selecting and splicing column verticals at lowest cost. Do's and don'ts for welding reinforcing bars for splices; for welding assemblies without damaging bars where needed for design. References for welding procedures, specifications for bars to be welded, and advice on welding at edges of holes cut in existing floors. Finally, a list of suppliers of commercial splice devices for both compression and tension splices.

Subject Headings: Welding | Bars (structure) | Reinforcing steel | Reinforced concrete | Construction costs | Concrete construction | Columns | Floors

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