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All of the info you want answers is contained in this new publication by 

Vintage Steel Reinforcement in Concrete Structures

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D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, F.SEI, SECB, MgtEng
Structural Division Manager
Pennoni Associates Inc.
Office 215-222-3000 x7895
Mobile 908-309-8657 | mstuart(--nospam--at)

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of lrhauer(--nospam--at) Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:58 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Square bar reinf. steel

To All,

I am working on the placement of some heavy HVAC units on top of an existing 
 concrete roof of a building built in the '30's, (actuall have the plans!). 
 The concrete joists spaced at 24" o.c. call for a 5/8" square reinf. bar 
and 3/4" sq. reinf. bar at the bottom. I am assuming this is the actual size, 
 so that the 3/4" sq. area is 0.56 sq. in., not the 0.44 sq. in. of a #6 
bar. Also, since no specs came with the drawings, I am assuming 40 grade 
steel and 2,000 psi concrete.

Are my assumptions correct, and is there anything else I should be aware of? 

Thanks in advance,

Larry Hauer, S.E.

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