(1) Reinforcing steel to reinforcing steel, and
(2) Reinforcing steel to carbon or low-alloy structural steel.
When the code is stipulated in contract documents, conformance with all
provisions shall be required, except for those provisions that the
Engineer or contract documents specifically modifies or exempts.
This code shall be used in conjunction with the prescribed general
building code specifications and is applicable to all welding of
reinforcing steel, using the processes listed in 1.4, and performed as a
part of reinforced concrete construction. When reinforcing steel is
welded to structural steel, the provisions of the latest edition
of ANSI/AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code - Steel shall apply to the
structural steel component.
The weldments specified in this code shall not be used where impact
properties are a requirement of the general specification. Impact
testing requirements of welded reinforcing bars are not included in this
All references to the need for approval shall be interpreted to mean
approval by the Building Commissioner, defined as the Building
Commissioner or the Engineer. Hereinafter the term Engineer will be
used, and is to be construed to mean the Building Commissioner or the
This code covers the requirements for welding reinforcing steel in most
reinforced concrete applications. It contains a body of rules for the
regulations of welding reinforcing steel and provides suitable
acceptance criteria for such welds.
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