Ironworker Reinforcing Rebar

ndividuals working in this trade fabricate and weld rebar. They also handle, cut, sort, bend, tie and install rebar and other materials used in reinforcing concrete.

What do Ironworkers Reinforcing Rebar do?

  • Read blueprints and specifications to lay out work.
  • Unload and position steel units so each piece can be hoisted as needed.
  • Erect and install scaffolding, hoisting equipment and rigging.
  • Align and weld or bolt steel units in place.
  • Position and secure steel bars or metal mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures.
  • Examine structures and equipment for deterioration, defects or non-compliance with specifications.
  • Assemble and erect steel bars or metal mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures.

Ironworkers (reinforcing) tend to work in teams, and team coordination is a large component of the occupation especially when hoisting and placing large, heavy components high above the ground. Ironworkers (reinforcing) interact and work cooperatively with a wide variety of construction tradespeople such as ironworkers (structural/ornamental), crane operators, steel detailers, welders, carpenters, concrete finishers and metal fabricators.

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