Why hire Rebar detailer for Rebar Design and Reinforcement Detailing?
Accurate Rebar design and detailing for reinforcement of steel or concrete structure
plays important role in raising the standards of safety for any building construction
projects. The Rebar detailer prepares bar bending schedules, shop drawings and
rebar dimensions for effective reinforcement. Rebar design is a time-consuming and
Improving the communication flow among different trades involved in the rebar
design project helps expedite the design process and reduce the amount of
reproduction. This in turn helps reduce errors and drawing time with savings in cost.
Structural design consultants generally outsource rebar design drawings work to a
subcontractor or team of rebar detailers. The detailers are responsible for providing
complete sheets of calculations, shop drawings and general arrangement drawings
for fabrication as per the specifications. The detailer is liable to make necessary
changes in the drawings till he receives final approval from consultants.
Typically for any project, reinforcement drawings may be revised many times as a
result of human error or a change in design suggested by one of the trades involved
in the project. This process of revising drawings play crucial role in turn around time
and cost of construction. The rebar detailer can save revision time by paying off for
time used by the consultant engineer in the production of final drawings. Industry
best practices suggest that the detail drawings should be returned for approval and
review to the consultant engineer.
Computer based Rebar detailing systems help Structural consultants, detailers and
fabricators streamline approvals and co-ordinate on the same single platform. The
lack of an agreed data exchange format makes it difficult for them to exchange
bending schedules and other details with ease. Modern CAD systems such as
AutoCAD and RebarCAD removes this limitations by allowing the user to convert
project data from hand-drawn sketches to DWG, DWF or CNC files within clicks of
mouse. Once information is fed to bending machine it produces reasonably accurate
rebars, but the first one or two bars are taken as samples for quality check.
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