New, Updated Edition of Placing Reinforcing Bars Now Available

The book represents the best accepted current practices in placing reinforcing bars.

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has released a new, updated version of Placing Reinforcing Bars. This popular book presents the best accepted current practices in placing reinforcing bars.

The book is written for apprentices, ironworkers and inspectors working with steel reinforced concrete. It is typically cited in project specifications, special provisions, and drawings as the definitive resource document for the placement of reinforcing bars on the jobsite. Eighteen extensively illustrated chapters cover topics such as: materials, handling bars at the jobsite, general principles for bar placing, splicing and tying; placing bars in footings, walls, columns, floors, roofs, pavements and highway structures; and handling and placing of coated reinforcing bars.

The 9th Edition revisions include:

  • Nylon sling capacity tables according to current OSHA guidelines;
  • Updated coverage of mechanical splices according to current CRSI Reinforcing Bars: Anchorages and Splices publication;
  • Updated welded splice coverage according to AWS D1.4-2011;
  • Updated illustrations of standard column ties and special condition column ties;
  • Expanded and updated safety precautions coverage emphasizing the importance of jobsite safety;
  • Updated coverage of bar supports, spiral fabrication tolerances, and first-bar placement according to the current CRSI Manual of Standard Practice;
  • Updated and expanded mobile crane and construction tower crane signals, according to ASME B30.3-2009 and B30.5-2007;
  • Beam bolsters shown running longitudinally, rather than transverse;
  • Expanded coverage to include rail- and axle-steel (ASTM A996), stainless-steel (ASTM A955) and low-carbon chromium (ASTM A1035); and
  • Expanded coverage of contractor (dropped) bars.

To order a copy of Placing Reinforcing Bars, 9th Edition, go to or call CRSI at 847-517-1200.