New, Fully-Updated Edition of Reinforcing Bars: Anchorages and Splices Publication Available
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New, Fully-Updated Edition of Reinforcing Bars: Anchorages and Splices Publication Available

(SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — November 2, 2017) The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has released an updated version of Reinforcing Bars: Anchorages and Splices. This popular publication is the definitive source for information on development and splicing of reinforcing bars. 

Now in its sixth edition, the book features data on mechanical splices including load tests for Type 1 and Type 2 splices, Grades 40 to 80. Also included are extensive tables of development and lap splice lengths for Grade 60 uncoated and epoxy-coated reinforcing bars with 3,000 to 10,000 psi concrete compressive strengths. Additionally, development and lap splice length tables for welded wire reinforcement, expanded information on headed bars, and supporting formulas for all development and lap splice tables are presented. The new edition conforms to ACI 318-14 and AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 2016. 

Reinforcing Bars: Anchorages and Splices is now available for purchase through the CRSI webstore as a traditional printed book or digital download. Please visit for more information on this title and all the other industry-trusted publications that Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute publishes. 

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the Nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.

The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals. 


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