Route to high-grade rebar is research: CRSI

Sep 12, 2013 | 03:03 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  high-strength rebar, MMFX Technologies, Robert Risser, Tom Russo, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Mark Perniconi, Charles Pankow Foundation, Grade 60 rebar Grade 80 rebar

NEW YORK — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) and the Charles Pankow Foundation are setting the groundwork for a sea change in the domestic rebar industry as producers take a hard look at making higher grades of rebar a larger part of their product mix.

The non-profit Charles Pankow Foundation is funding two studies on the applications of high-strength rebar by the University of Washington and Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. that are due to be completed this week. CRSI also is preparing to host an educational session on increasing use of the product in the United States at next month’s American Concrete Institute (ACI) convention in Phoenix.....

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