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1.1 This specification covers deformed and plain steel reinforcing bars in cut lengths, with a head attached to one or both ends, for concrete reinforcement. Attachment can be accomplished through welding, by integrally hot forging of a head from the reinforcing bar end, by internal threads in the head mating to threads on the bar end, or by a separate threaded nut to secure the head to the bar. Heads are forge formed, machined from bar stock, or cut from plate.
Note 1—This specification is applicable for headed bars produced with welded, threaded, or forged heads and used for reinforcement of concrete structures. The requirements of this specification are not applicable to headed bars where the attachment of the head is accomplished by alternate means.
1.2 Limitations on head dimensions and on obstructions and interruptions of bar deformations on the non-planar features on the bearing face of the head are presented in Annex A1. The requirements in Annex A1 only apply when specified by the purchaser (see 4.1.13).
1.3 This specification is applicable for orders in either SI units as Specification A970M or inch-pound units shown in the text in brackets [Specification A970].
1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A370 Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
A615/A615M Specification for Deformed and Plain Carbon-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
A706/A706M Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
ACI StandardACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete
U.S. Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
U.S. Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
AWS StandardsAWS C6.1 Recommended Practices for Friction Welding AWS D1.4/D1.4M Structural Welding Code - Reinforcing Steel
ICS Number Code 77.140.15 (Steels for reinforcement of concrete)
UNSPSC Code 30103623(Reinforcing bar or rebar or mesh)