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.

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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!

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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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