Acceptance of Reinforcement

This involves verification that the reinforcement conforms to the working plan. Always make sure that the reinforcement is positioned below the heads of the shear connectors. This position is the only position which ensures proper functioning of the composite structure. The reinforcement must be attached in such a way that the required minimum cover with concrete is reliably produced during the pouring process. Wherever possible, get the Test Engineer to issue written confirmation that the structure is ready for concrete installation. This will give you piece of mind and the confidence that you are working safely.