Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute to Announce

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New ANSI Standard at World of Concrete Press Conference 

(SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS —January 15, 2014) The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) will formally announce its new standard at a World of Concretepress conference scheduled at8:00a.m. on Tuesday, January 21st in the WOC Press Room (N251).“Supports for Reinforcement Used in Concrete” isa mandatory-language document appropriate for citation in or adoption by reference in building codes or project specifications.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently approved the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) as a Standards Development Organization (SDO). The scope of CRSI’s standards activities includes the development and maintenance of consensus standards for design, detailing, fabrication, placement, and construction of assemblies consisting of steel reinforcement and associated products used in concrete and masonry construction.

CRSIis also producingtwo standards related to its certification programs for epoxy-coated reinforcing bars: “Standard Practice for Epoxy Coating Facilities: Straight Bar Lines” and “Standard Practice for Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Bar Fabrication Facilities” following the same schedule.

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a trade association entering its 90th year as the authoritative resource for information related to steel reinforced concrete construction.  Serving the needs of architects, engineers and construction professionals, CRSI offers many technical publications, design aids, software programs, educational seminars, promotional activities, membership functions, and a design award program.  CRSI members are manufacturers, fabricators, and placers of steel reinforcing bars and related products, and professionals involved in the research, design, and construction of reinforced concrete structures.  Serving the construction market in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, CRSI is headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill. with regional offices located across the United States.

For more information contact:

Dave Mounce, Director of Communications

atdmounce@crsi.org or 847-517-1200 x320

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