The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)has published two new Technical Notes with information about reinforced concrete construction. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Reinforcing Bars (Construction Technical Note CTN-G-2-10) includes answers to the most common inquiries about reinforcing bars and reinforced concrete design and construction including: field bending and cutting; properties of old reinforcing bars; rust; and types and uses of bar support.

Economical Reinforced Concrete Construction (Engineering Technical Note ETN-C-1-10) uses a step-by-step approach to explain how advanced planning and detailing can minimize the costs of materials and construction associated with form-work, reinforcement, and concrete. The report provides more than 40 cost-saving recommendations.

To order the free reports, call 847-517-1200 or visit their online store at www.crsi.org.