(1) BauGrid® replaces as many as thirty two (32) separate pieces of
conventional hoops and cross-tie reinforcement.
BauGrid® with a thickness of 70% x 2 x 16 mm = 22 mm often replaces
as many as five (5) layers of conventional reinforcement.
are manufactured to a dimensional tolerance of ±
3 mm as compared to ± 13 mm for
dimensional accuracy of BauGrids® permits automated fabrication of
reinforcement cages for columns, beams and shearwalls.
manufacturing process has been developed to maintain quality
assurance and performance superior to structural members reinforced
with conventional hoops and crossties reinforcement.
members reinforced with BauGrids® have been tested in the research
laboratories of five universities and two national
San Francisco, the world's tallest (39-story) precast concrete
building in a region of highest seismicity is reinforced with
Two-story high wall reinforcement cages with BauGrids® using
BauSplicegrids™ are installed faster than conventionally
BauGrid® column cages can be erected without guying because the
BauGrids® resist torsion.
can be installed faster on BauGrid® column cages because the cages
are very rigid.
can be placed much faster into BauGrid® cages because there are no
hooks obstructing the flow of the concrete. BauGrid® cages have
much larger clearance than cages with many layers of conventional
reinforcement; this allows the concrete to be placed much faster.
Without hooks obstructing the passage of the vibrator, high quality
concrete placement and compaction is easier to accomplish.
members reinforced with BauGrids® exhibit ductile performance superior
to members reinforced with conventional reinforcement, because the
concrete is confined in each individual cell where all intersecting
rods have a welded connection of the highest quality.
reinforced structural members made with high strength concrete, (138 Mpa) when tested, have shown ductile performance superior to
structural members reinforced with conventional reinforcement.