Reinforced concrete detailing – more commonly known as rebar design and detailing – is one of the most time-consuming, yet critical, part of the design process. Without an accurate and coordinated set of reinforcement documentation, costly and wasteful mistakes can be made.
Reinforcing or strengthening describes the process of upgrading the structural system of a building in order to improve its performance under existing loads or to increase the strength to carry additional loads.
Stabilization may be required for any number of reasons including soil erosion, moisture, poorly designed modifications, substandard quality of materials or craftsmanship, as well as deterioration due to aging or neglect. Any of these factors can threaten stability. Of course, there is no single solution that offers a straightforward method for every project.
Reinforced concrete is one of the most widely used modern building materials. Concrete is an “artificial stone” that obtained by mixing cement, sand, and aggregates with water. Fresh concrete can be moulded into almost any shape, giving it an inherent advantage over other materials.
Steel reinforcement is available in the form of plain steel bars, deformed steel bars, cold-drawn wire, welded wire fabric, and deformed welded wire fabric. In Sri Lanka Reinforcing steel must conform to applicable British/ European standard specifications.
The reinforcement in concrete may be simple bar or series of bars, bend to a given schedule which known as bar schedule and tied according to the reinforcement drawings with stirrups. The normal diameters of bars used at this site are 6, 10,12,13,16, 25 and 32 millimetres.
Everyday structural engineers have to deal with rigorous and time-consuming rebar detailing to comply with code requirements for building design and local rebar detailing standards. Historically, this task was done in 2D detailing software like ArchiCAD, autoCAD software, but today the industry is based on the BIM (Building Information Modeling) environment, and it’s necessary to create rebar elements inside the Allplan model.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is required by more and more clients worldwide. The benefits that BIM offers – such as improved coordination, communication, and collaboration – help reduce costs and improve productivity.
Rebar is a vital element to the integrity of any concrete structure, but the current means to achieve an efficient workflow, for a rebar detailer, leaves much to be improved upon. Fractured communication between the structural engineer, general contractors, sub-contractors, and field personnel can lead to costly errors and clashes on the job site.
Coordination is critical to maintain a tight construction schedule, avoid site errors and eliminate costly extensions. Building information modeling (BIM) gives drafters the ability to work in their familiar 2D drawing, while generating a 3D model. Functions like automatic bar placement and bending tools can cut the time it would take to design projects.
Allplan allows rebar detailers to quickly and accurately model, reinforce and detail concrete structures
> Integrate 3D and BIM into existing 2D workflows
> Generate accurate cost appraisals
> Automatically detect clashes
An integrated 3D model, complete with reinforcement, fixtures, and if necessary tendons, provides the highest possible design reliability and clarity.
Allplan Engineering is suitable for all types of construction projects – from small to highly complex, and for both buildings and civil engineering constructions.
Developing ALLPLAN PYTHONPARTS to manage the workflow of engineers which we believe will help them complete their tasks much easier, faster and reduce errors.
ALLTO is the developer professional BIM software and add-ons for the AEC industry that are compatible with ALLPLAN software.
We value every client and strive to satisfy each person’s and firm’s needs. We stand ready to work with you to ensure easy and effective use of our ALLPLAN Python Parts.
Wall Reinforcement is a feature of our PythonParts in ALLPLAN that lets you create, update and modify reinforcement for wall reinforcement from simple to complicated one in ALLPLAN. It recognizes the shape of the wall panel and distributes the main reinforcement and additional reinforcement for wall openings.
In production stage, Structural Column reinforcement detailing is a time consuming process when it comes to drafting. This ALLPLAN Pythonparts created here automates the concrete dimensions in addition to the vertical bars of a structural column Cross-Section.
Reinforcement details of concrete beams and slabs should specify clearly about length, curtailment, number and diameter of reinforcement to be provided.
Strip foundations (or strip footings) are a type of shallow foundation that are used to provide a continuous, level (or sometimes stepped) strip of support to a linear structure such as a wall or closely-spaced rows of columns built centrally above them.
Inevitably, openings of various sizes and shapes for doors, windows, conduit, piping, and ductwork will need to be made in structural walls. Correct placement of the rebar helps prevent the concrete around openings from cracking from structural loads or shrinkage.
The Edge Reinforcement python part is used for detailing walls by connecting two walls to each other in ALLPLAN. Wall to wall connection – Edge shape included: Collinear Walls; L-shaped Walls; T-shaped Walls; intersect-shaped Walls