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  2.0 CODES AND STANDARDS

There are four main code and/or specification bodies that govern the manufacture, testing and design of concrete applications as they pertain to reinforcement. The four main bodies that govern design and manufacturing are outlined below including the appropriate specification numbers and a description for interpretation purposes.

2.1 AASHTO

AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) specifications are the governing body for all transportation-related design and construction. This means that any public road project such as bridge decks, bridge beams, roadway or airport paving or state funded box culvert work would fall under the appropriate AASHTO specification. As is usually the case, many AASHTO sections refer to or mirror the ASTM specifications for manufacture and testing. The specifications governing Wwelded Wwire Rreinforcement and the description of their meaning are as follows:

 
M31-
Deformed and plain Billet-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
 
M32-
Cold-Drawn Steel Wire for Concrete Reinforcement
 
M55-
Welded Steel Wire Fabric for Concrete Reinforcement
 
M42-
Deformed and Plain Rail - Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
 
M221-
Welded Deformed Steel Wire Fabric for Concrete Reinforcement
 
M225-
Deformed Steel Wire for Concrete Reinforcement

2.2 ACI

The ACI (American Concrete Institute) Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete is the governing code, specification and design guide for all structural concrete design in the United States of America. This code provides guidelines for testing and design as well as construction and placement.

2.3 ASTM

The ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) provides guideline procedures for all testing and/or types of tests to be performed as they pertain to Wwelded Wwire Rreinforcement. The following specifications govern the testing of Wwelded Wwire Rreinforcement as well as minimum and/or maximum values pertaining to said testing. We have also included the requirements for the application and testing of corrosion inhibiting materials. The specifications governing Wwelded Wwire Rreinforcement and the description of their meaning are as follows:

 
A82-
Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Plain, for Concrete Reinforcement
 
A123-
Standard Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) coatings on Iron and Steel Products
 
A184-
Standard Specification for Fabricated Deformed Steel Bar Mats for Concrete Reinforcement
 
A185-
Standard Specification for Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement Plain, for Concrete Reinforcement
 
A496-
Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Deformed, for Concrete Reinforcement
 
A497-
Standard Specification for Steel Welded Wire Reinforcement Deformed, for Concrete Reinforcement
 
A641-
Standard Specification for Zinc Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire
 
A884-
Standard Specification for Epoxy-Coated Steel Wire and Welded Wire Reinforcement for Reinforcement
 
A1022-
Stainless Steel Wire and Welded Wire for Concrete Reinforcement