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STEEL REINFORCEMENTProvisions for steel reinforcing bars and wire, and other metal accessories used in masonry construction are specified under the heading of "metal reinforcement and accessories" in 2009 IBC Section 2103.13 [3.6], which directs designers to MSJC-08 Specification Section 2.4 [3.2]. All three items (reinforcing bars, reinforcing wire, and metal accessories) are discussed in this section.
Reinforcement Bars Steel reinforcing bars are used in masonry structures to enhance the strength of masonry me…
Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. STEEL REINFORCEMENT, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export