Rebar Detailing process and Bar Bending schedule specifications

Published: 17th August 2010
Views: N/A

Rebar detailing is the process of producing sorted, weighed and accumulated bar lists and labels as per the reinforcement specifications. It involves graphical representation of bar placing and analysis of varying bars with bending schedules and dimensions. Rebar detailing is a complex job useful for professionals dealing with concrete reinforcing, building construction and civil projects.

Industry-wide Rebar Detailing Routines include straight/bent multi-legged bars, parallel/radial bar ranges, dynamic bar labeling, automatic 3D modeling and fabricator specific object library for standard information.

The 3D Rebar model contains single bar, array of bars with rules and reinforcement area for walls and slabs. This 3D model can be produced manually by user or with Tekla or AutoCAD software. Using the 3D rebar model one can accurately generate material quantities, design layout, reinforcement shop drawings and bar bending schedules as per specifications.

General Bar Editing attributes involve dynamic dimensioning, reinforcement calculations, full-size detailing and automatic rescaling of bar members.

International Code Specifications used for rebar detailing are:
ACI 318 (USA)
BS8666:2000 (United Kingdom)
AS3600 (Australia)
NZS3101 (New Zealand)
Fabricator specific rebar code

Bar Shape attributes include following features:
Automatic shape detection
Bar scheduling lengths
Bar coding methods (per drawing, member, layer or shape)
Bar revisions
Rebar shop calculations
Import/export of bar charts from various DGN files
Bar shape standards
Fabricator specific Bar shape standards

Post your specific queries regarding Rebar detailing and scheduling at

About Author:

Richard Bose is Structural engineer at OSD a Structural Engineering consultant offering full range of structural services including Structural design analysis, Shop drawings and review services at affordable rates. Contact us

Report this article Ask About This Article

More to Explore