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Bridge Deck Rebar Checklist

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  1. Before Placement
    1. Obtain certificates of compliance
    2. Check bundles of steel for proper tags and identification
    3. Check for specification requirements as to grade, size, type, coating, bending, length, supplementary requirements, etc.
    4. Check coated rebar for handling and transportation damage
    5. Assure damaged areas are coated prior to use
    6. Assure metal chairs and other rebar support accessories meet requirements
    7. Assure that tie wire and support chairs for coated rebar are plastic coated
    8. Check for proper storage of rebar
  2. Placement
    1. Check size, location and spacing against plans
    2. Check rebar cover
    3. Check adequacy of ties and tie downs
    4. Check type and adequacy of support system
    5. Check clearance from forms and cover depth
    6. Check that forms are clean and free from oil, dirt, sawdust, etc.
    7. Check splice locations against plans
    8. Recheck coated rebar for coating damage. Patch as required.
    9. Record placement in daily report
  3. During Concrete Placement
    1. Assure that rebar is not displaced during concrete placement
    2. Assure that rebar is not excessively vibrated
    3. Spot check rebar cover on bridge decks behind finishing machine
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Updated: 10/27/2015
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