The Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) and the Pacific Steel Group have reissued the Bendometer to assist best practice in the bending of steel reinforcing.
The bending of reinforcement requires the attention of those in the construction industry as practices can be enhanced if the design, construction, precasting and transportation sectors understand the issues and work towards a common goal of best practice.
During use, the appropriate Bendometer disc should be selected by matching the width of one of the notches to the diameter of the bar to be checked.
New Zealand standards
The inside diameter of each bend in the bar should be equal to, or greater than, the diameter of the selected disc. Any bend with an inside diameter less than the diameter of the selected disc, does not comply with New Zealand Standards.
Endorsed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), the Bendometer is intended for use on main bars only, not for stirrups and ties.
The Bendometer is available free of charge by contacting CCANZ on 04 499 8820, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.