Precise steel reinforcement

These are photos of an outdoor concrete bench project for the YMCA. From top to bottom:
The large piece after pouring.
The large piece ready to pour.
The small triangle ready to pour.
The small piece being poured.



These are images of steel reinforcement being fabricated for an outdoor concrete bench. The 6 x 6″ remesh is cut flat and folded like orgami to create the verticals. It had to be exact since a tolerance of less than 1/16″ on all sides was needed. It was built 1/8″ shallow to allow a wrap of diamond lathe on the face. It is placed 1/2″ from the exterior walls to give tension strength. Next is attaching 7/16″ diameter (stainless steel) threaded rods wired onto the remesh vertically at certain load points. These rods need to protrude from the top at 2-7/8″ above the concrete trowel line.
Next…a second layer of 6×6″ remesh using the threaded rods as a standoff, giving a 1/2″ gap from the outer layer of metal will be tied in.
Will update on the bolt pattern and protrusion placement method as this piece will be fastened to a base plate of concrete.
The kicker…the embossed memorial lettering across the front top edge!


Day 2. The large threaded rod fasteners are in place and a second layer of metal has been begun.
Had to invent a spacer to offset the two layers of metal. This will allow concrete flow between layers. The solurion was simple in the end!






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