Whilst many building projects are relatively straightforward in terms of construction techniques, others require a more specialised approach, in order to create a structure that is safe and strong enough to withstand the pressures that it will be subjected to once complete. One example is where extremely deep foundations are required for a construction project,
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Download and Print this full PDF guide here – 8mb, 5 pages UK Bar Bending Shape Codes Overview BS8666 is the British Standard rebar shape code list required to be adhered to when using steel to reinforce concrete in construction in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The latest update, BS8666:2020 (from BS8666:2005) updates the
Perhaps the most ubiquitous of all building materials, rebar is familiar to all of us, even the general public. Short for reinforcing bar or reinforcement bar, rebar is a vital component of almost every modern construction project. But what exactly is it and how is it used? With developments coming all the time in construction
Our urban landscapes are dominated by reinforced concrete structures of all shapes and sizes – from bridges and flyovers to architecturally stunning skyscrapers and more functional buildings such as hospitals and shopping centres. We tend to take concrete for granted, without giving a thought to its history and development, to the standards that apply to
Quick Links What is a concrete slab? What is a slab-on-grade foundation? What is a ground bearing slab? Laying good foundations is vital. We even say ‘get the foundations right and the rest will fall into place’, when talking about any kind of project, not just in construction. That’s because we all know just how
Rebar, or reinforcement bar, is perhaps the most widely recognised building material in use – yet whilst the ordinary person in the street might know what it is, many people underestimate just how vital it is to building projects of all sizes. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how rebar and