mat of reinforcing steel
epoxy-coated and decks with both the top and bottom mat of reinforcing steel
epoxy-coated suggests superior performance when both mats are epoxy-coated.
Normally, concrete can adequately weather the storm, provided there is a sufficient thickness of concrete covering the reinforcing steel
"Prior to the LRFD Bridge Specification revisions, engineers were limited in their designs to only include reinforcing steel
up to 75 ksi for bridge structures," notes Russo.
Although the Thermex process produces reinforcing steel
that meets the AASHTO M31-89 specifications for grade 60 reinforcing steel
, detailed research showed that Thermex steel has different physical properties from conventional reinforcing steel
containing alloying elements.
ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are the most preferred resource for code officials to verify that new and innovative building products comply with code requirements, MMFX officials note, adding that their report was issued after rigorous independent testing and evaluation of key physical property and performance criteria of MMFX2 reinforcing steel
. The ESR-2107 for MMFX2 reinforcing steel
can be obtained at wwwicc-es.org/reports/pdf_files/ICCES/ESR-2107.pdf --MMFX Steel Corp.
"While CRSI reference materials have been a mainstay of the industry for decades, we look forward to taking [our] technical activities to this highest level, providing the reinforcing steel
industry, as well as the engineering and architecture community, with important standards for governing appropriate industry activities and products," says CRSI CEO Robert Risser.
The Concrete Reinforcing Steel
Institute's newest title, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Stainless Steel Reinforcing Bars (Engineering Technical Note ETN-M-2-12), addresses questions typical of Licensed Design Professionals (LDPs), such as engineers, architects, field personnel (inspectors, code enforcement personnel, and contractors), and state departments of transportation.
An estimate of the reinforcing steel
required will be provided measured in pounds per square-foot based on the gross panel area.