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December 2018 issue

Volume 5, Issue 4
Chairman’s Message
Tim Thomas Chairman
Greetings CRSI,
Let me be the first to wish you a Happy New Year!
CRSI will kick-off 2019 with new and returning staff as we welcome John Bilderback as our new Western Region Manager
and welcome back Rob Kinchler as the Greater Southwestern
Looking forward, I want to remind you about
a few upcoming CRSI events. The World of Concrete Reception is Tuesday, January 22
at 5:30 pm at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino in Pavilions 1, 2 & 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CRSI Spring Technical Meeting is March 11-14 in Tempe, Arizona. And the CRSI Spring Business Meeting is April 15-18 at the wonderful Ritz-Carlton outside beautiful Tucson, Arizona. Please make plans to join us!
2018 was a successful year filled with accomplishments and change for the Institute. I want to personally thank all of you for your hard work, dedication and determination. Your commitment to CRSI allows us to direct our own future and continue to improve the reinforcing steel industry.
In closing, I want to wish each of you and your family happy holidays. I hope however and wherever you celebrate the season, it is filled with family, fun, and love.
See you in Vegas!
Tim Thomas Chairman
Region Manager. John started with CRSI in November and is fitting in nicely with our staff. Rob returned from an extended medical leave also in November. We are thrilled to have Rob back and he is quickly getting back up
to speed. I also want to thank Tony Johnson (VP of Region Operations/Midwest Region Manager), Jose Mendoza (Pacific Southwest Manager), and Joe Rosteck (Business/ Marketing Associate) for their service to CRSI. It is always hard to see friends leave, but we are happy for them as they embark on new career challenges.
Chairman’s Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Foundation Update and Donor List . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Marketing & Communications Update. . . . . . . . . 3 Advertising Opportunities in CRSInsider. . . . . 8 John Bilderback Joins CRSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Welcome New Members! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2019 WOC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2018 Fall Business & Technical Meeting Highlights...........................12–14
Regional Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–10 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Engineering Update. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Epoxy Interest Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Staff.......................... . . . . . . . . 15
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President’s Message
Danielle Kleinhans President & CEO
Happy Holidays, CRSI!
Thank you all
for your support of the Institute during this past year. Our region staff has worked
diligently this year promoting the benefits of
an industry colleague that is not a CRSI member to evaluate the many benefits
of membership and join the Institute. Potential members are welcome to attend some of our events throughout the year so work with your region manager to invite someone that you believe would be a good addition to our ranks!
We hope to see many of you at the World of Concrete and at the numerous CRSI events already being planned for next year. I enjoy talking with each of you, getting your insights into the market and learning about your local influences. Please reach out if you would like to share your thoughts, concerns or any ideas about the Institute at any time.
A warm welcome to John (as our newest) and Rob (as a returning) region manager and a fond farewell to Tony, Jose and Joe as they each begin new career opportunities. Change is truly the only constant and I am confident we’ll be able to regroup and kick off the new year with gusto.
2019 is certain to bring big opportunities and I wish each of you, your families, and your companies a prosperous and happy new year!
Danielle Kleinhans President & CEO
designing and building with reinforced concrete. Our members have engaged
at our many well-coordinated and attractive events across the country.
2019 will bring additional opportunities for promotion and networking, and I would encourage each of you to consider asking
From the CRSI Foundation...
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Marketing & Communications Update
Dave Mounce, Director of Communications
Rebar Reference Mobile App
Now Available on Both Platforms The Android version of CRSI’s mobile
app is now available in the Google Play store. The app includes information found on CRSI’s popular “bar cards” such as ASTM bar dimensions and bar marking requirements, in addition to standard hook and standard stirrup/tie hook details. The app also features quick links to the CRSI Resource Materials section, Rebar U and the Institute’s website. The app will be featured at the World of Concrete. The Android version can be downloaded here, while the iOS app can be downloaded here.
2018 Publication Sales Remain Strong
As the fourth quarter of the year winds down, we also enter the home stretch in attaining the lofty $500,000 sales goal. Publications sales to date total $488,765. We are continuing to promote publications
via email campaigns such as Black Friday/ Cyber Monday and Flash Sales. With
time running out in the year, we are still pushing for the $500k goal! The year-end total will be broadcasted in January’s Rebar-in-Brief and the next issue of CRSInsider.
Market Dashboard Webinar
Please join President and CEO Danielle Kleinhans on January 16th at 2 PM Central as she hosts a members only webinar to review the most recent updates to the CRSI Reinforcing Bar Forecast and the CRSI Reinforcing Bar Consumption reports. Danielle will review changes
since these reports were last published and highlight important information on market projections and trends observed in the tracking of our three primary target markets. These recently updated reports are now available on the CRSI members only website. Register for the webinar here.
Welcome to the Institute!
Screen shots of the Rebar Reference App
The Foundation would like to thank the recent donors listed below and our generous supporters in 2018. You help reinforce the future of the industry with your contributions! To make a donation, please click here.
• aSa - Applied Systems Associates, Inc. • Lancial 2002 Family Trust – Martin & Donna Lancial • SE Solutions, LLC
Ironworkers Local #97
Ironworker Union Local (Associate)
Ironworkers Regional Local #846
Ironworker Union Local (Associate)
Jobsite Stud Welding, Inc.
Other (Associate)
Burnaby, BC Aiken, SC Downey, CA
Doug Parton 604-709-3008
Jose Mendoza 803-644-2187
Chris Koelliker 562-291-0727 Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute 3

Northeast Region
Mike Mota, Vice President of Engineering / Northeast Region Manager
Regional Promotion:
Mike conducted
a seminar at the Structural Engineer’s
Association of Texas. The event was attended by over 100 structural engineers representing local firms. Mota discussed Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings based on the CRSI publication on Design of Low-Rise Buildings.
Mota presented two CRSI Honors awards at the structural engineering firm WSP in New York City for excellence in design and construction of 55 Hudson Yards
and Waterline Square. The event was held at WSP’s Manhattan office and included representatives from Related Company (Owner) and Kohn Pederson Fox (Architect).
University Outreach: Mota conducted a workshop at the Rutgers University
at the School of Engineering to discuss constructability issues and demonstrate the CRSI Capstone project.
Pilgrim Chapter Meeting and Christmas Luncheon: The Pilgrim Chapter held its Christmas Lunch on December 6, 2018
at The International in Bolton, MA. The event attracted just over 20 members. The business session included a regional and national update from Mike Mota.
Mike provided an overview of promotion in NE and discussed in detail a full
Mike presents HONORS Awards to WSP for their submittals of 55 Hudson Yards and Waterline Square.
Kara O’Neal recites the Concrete Pledge as she receives the Bill Collins Scholarship.
day seminar held with Mass. Structural Engineer’s Association on Economical Design of Concrete Structures. Future seminars are being coordinated with Connecticut Structural Engineering Coalition and SEA of Massachusetts.
The Pilgrim Chapter also presented
the first Bill Collins Scholarship to Miss Kara O’Neal, a senior student in civil engineering from Northeastern University. Kara is seen with Mike pledging to
uphold the “manifest virtues of reinforced concrete”. A Concrete Pledge is intended to provide levity during the ceremony and credited to Garrett Trombi of Harris Rebar.
The Bill Collins Scholarship is a named scholarship dedicated to Northeastern University in the amount of $5,000 and is in honor of Mr. Bill Collins, a former VP at Barker Steel and someone who enthusiastically supported the CRSI Foundation and all its activities.
Knickerbocker Chapter Meeting and Christmas Luncheon: The Knickerbocker Chapter held its Christmas Lunch on December 13, 2018 at The Knickerbocker located in Tenafly, NJ. The event attracted just over 40 members.
The Knickerbocker Chapter presented the 2018 NE Region Scholarship to Ramon Romero of Manhattan College. Ramon was accompanied by Dr.
Moujalli Hourani, Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department. The scholarship in the amount of $3,000 will be used to pay for Ramon’s capstone senior project
Scholarship recipient Ramon Romero, center, also received a scholarship.
as Ramon explained while also being initiated with the Concrete Pledge.
Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting and Christmas Luncheon: The Mid-Atlantic Chapter held its first Christmas Lunch
on December 20, 2018 at Bulle Rock
Golf Course in Havre de Grace, MD. The event attracted 20 attendees representing member firms from the Delaware Valley and the Baltimore/DC metro areas.
Members and guests enjoy lunch together at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter event.
CRSI would like to recognize the NE Region Chapter officers: Knickerbocker: Don Fowler (Meadow Burke Products), Ed Ries (Thompson Materials Corp.), Zuzelle Martins (Harris Rebar), Justin Heald (Steel Mountain Fabricators, LLC)
Pilgrim: Jeovanni Rivera (Nucor Steel Auburn, Inc.), David Grady (rebars and mesh, Inc.), Amos Maillett (HarMac Rebar & Steel Corporation), Jose Hernandez (Harris Rebar),
Mid-Atlantic: Todd Paterniti (ReSteel Supply Co., Inc.), Tom Porcelli (Mar-Mac Industries, Inc.), Brian Meagher (ReSteel Supply Co., Inc.) and Michele Mullen (ReSteel Supply Co., Inc.).
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Southeast Region
Brett Lord, Southeast Region Manager
The fourth quarter of 2018 has concluded, and winter is upon us. It has been a busy,
encouraging and exciting year. Best wishes for the holiday season and a safe, happy and extremely prosperous 2019 for all. Thank you all for your support and participation.
Southeast Region Promotion
Brett traveled to the Raleigh/Durham, NC area with focus on target markets and a visit to Uzun & Case Structural Engineering’s senior principals, Larry McDowell and Robert Weilacher. While there he made a stop at North Carolina State University to visit with Dr. Morton Barlaz, professor and department head of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Barlaz’s invited Brett
to the Constructed Facilities Laboratory where he spent time with master’s degree student Ms. Robyn Manhard, who is study- ing structural engineering and mechanics. Robyn is focused on high strength rebar and high strength concrete columns.
The second trip of October was to Austin, TX to attend and exhibit at the Health Care Facilities Symposium and Exposition along with Rolfe Jennings, interim Greater Southwest Region Manager. The mission there is “to create a multi-disciplinary envi- ronment that inspires and evokes change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space.
Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and par- ticipate in the ever-changing conversation of the healthcare industry”. From the CRSI perspective, this was the most successful healthcare exhibition of recent times. The booth was located in a high traffic area and saw a huge amount of interaction.
The trip to Texas was followed by an exhibition and guest presentation on Voided Slabs and Innovations at the North Carolina Structural Engineers Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC. CRSI was voted “Best Vendor” and “Best Vendor Booth” with incredible traffic and interaction. The “win” granted Brett a 20-minute slot to speak about CRSI at the closing of the conference during the annual business meeting.
October also included the CRSI Fall Business and Technical Meeting at the Hyatt Centric in Chicago, IL. A great turnout and all attendees will agree there was a wonderful degree of enthusiasm and participation at these meetings.
Brett began the month by attending the Charlotte, NC AIA Membership Annual Meeting for a presentation, lunch and networking. Charlotte is the new home base for the Southeast Region with Brett now residing in Tega Cay, SC, just 20 minutes from Charlotte.
After voting on November 6, Brett traveled south and made a long overdue visit
to R&R Rebar Fabricators spending a
half day with Preston Sparkman and Dennis Hunter. As previously mentioned in Rebar in Brief, on this same trip upon arrival in the Tampa market, Brett began experiencing medical issues with his heart rate and rhythm which resulted in a short stay at a Tampa hospital.
UPDATE: Brett is doing fine but mostly “grounded” in November and December near home with an administrative focus and doctor appointments. The result of all of this being a heart surgery on December 13 to fix the problem once and for all. The prognosis is excellent, and Brett will be back to 100% normal work and personal activities at the beginning of 2019. In
the mean-time, lots of correspondence, planning, organizing and continued learning as always.
A special shout out to Preston and
Dennis who did not hesitate to help with the logistics of dealing with Brett’s rental car, CRSI and personal belongings. Brett traveled down to Florida by rental car
and was required to fly back home after an adventurous stop in Tampa. CRSI Members are a special breed and there
is a real existence of sincerity and family amongst this group. Thank you for this and those who have taken time out of their busy lives to check in on me.
Finally, Brett would like to recognize
CRSI Board Leadership and CRSI Staff Leadership for being so understanding, caring and concerned about his well- being during this time. He has never experienced a better work culture or environment in a 20 plus year career
and it is an honor and a privilege to work for such a great group of people. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all. Please enjoy but be safe especially on the roadways during the most wonderful time of the year.
Students in the North Carolina State University lab. Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute 5

Greater Southwestern Region
Rolfe Jennings (Interm) & Rob Kinchler, Greater Southwestern Region Manager
CRSI Promotion
On October 8 and 9, Rolfe participated as an exhibitor at the
2018 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in Austin, TX. Expo attendee traffic was brisk through the CRSI booth, with architects, engineers and contractors gathering CRSI bar cards and other CRSI publications on reinforced concrete related to the healthcare industry.
On October 10 a CRSI HONORS Award was presented to Datum Engineers of Austin. A presentation ceremony, followed by a tour of the new Austin Central Library, was held for team members from PE Structures, Lake-Flato Architects,
and Hensel Phelps Construction, as well as members of the Library development committee. The Library was recently added to TIME Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places” 100 top destinations
for its ground-breaking technology – the only library in the USA to make the list. On behalf of CRSI Rolfe donated a dozen technical publications to the Library for its engineering shelves.
A CRSI HONORS Award was presented to Brockette, Davis & Drake of Dallas for the McKinney & Olive Office building as well as a Merit Award for the Park District Multi-Use project.
Legislative Update
Barbara Burchett, Government Affairs Representative
2018 Election Results
The 116th U.S. Congress awaits us in 2019. Democrats will control the House chamber 235-199, with one seat still unde- cided. The Senate remains in Republican control with a margin of 53-47. There will be new committee chairs, ranking mem- bers and agendas set for the coming ses- sion. CRSI’s Washington Representative, Barbara Burchett, has begun to meet with
University Activities
The Greater Southwest Region provided industry materials (bar cards and
Placing Reinforcing Bars books) to 105 undergraduate civil engineering students and 35 graduate structural students in reinforced concrete design classes at Texas A&M University. At the request of a professor from the University of Houston, Rolfe provided student detailing cards and bar cards to 45 students in reinforced concrete design courses.
Return of Rob Kinchler
Rob returned to CRSI as the Greater Southwestern Regional Manager on November 26th. He is returning from an extended battle with leukemia, which included a bone marrow transplant last year. Rob wanted to thank all the staff and members who supported he and his wife, Allison, while they were away. Rob especially wanted to thank Rolfe Jennings who graciously filled in during Rob’s absence. Rolfe did a great job marketing and promoting reinforced concrete in the Greater Southwestern Region!.
The Austin Central Library featured in Time.
congress (House and Senate) and partici- pate in a 2-day industry event with a pro- gram of speakers, receptions/dinners and Capitol Hill visits. Registration information will be forthcoming.
CRSI’s Government Affairs Committee will host a private “get-together” for CRSI par- ticipants to go over the events and visits from the Fly-In.
Brett Lord manning the booth at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in Austin, TX.
CRSI HONORS presented to Datum Engineers for the Austin Central Library.
key offices to determine priorities, com- municate our positions and convey CRSI as an important resource for the reinforc- ing steel industry. Download the one page industry fact sheet here.
Cement & Concrete Fly-In
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Cement & Concrete Fly-In April 9 and 10. Meet with your members of
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Midwest Region
Tony Johnson, Midwest Region Manager
CRSI Presents at CSI Columbus Chapter Meeting Tony was invited to
be the guest speaker at the November 12 lunch meeting for Columbus chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. The request came as a follow-up to a previous presentation given by Tony at an Ohio Concrete Association conference for the special interest and relevance of the topic to specifiers, architects, and engineers. Tony spoke about the evolution and use of voided concrete floor systems and recent innovations in reinforced concrete design and construction. The lunch meeting was attended by over 65 local design and construction professionals who were very receptive of the information and resources made available by CRSI.
Following the lunch presentation, Tony was invited to attend an architectural tradeshow in Columbus focused on
school construction. Tony spent several hours networking and engaging with local architects and engineers at the trade show and generated many good promotional contacts.
Structural Engineers Associations
The annual Structures Conferences for the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois was held on October 11 in Chicago. The event drew a large gathering of Chicago area structural engineers and provided Tony with the opportunity to network
with many of them one-on-one. Copies of CRSI design guides were available to
Tony presents to the CSI Columbus Chapter on November 12.
some of the attendees and provided the opportunity for CRSI to highlight the many and varied design resources available to engineers including the vintage reinforc- ing bars book, CRSI Concept, webinars and e-learning, as well as opportunities for follow-up meetings and presentations on specific targeted projects.
On November 9 Tony participated in
the Structural Engineers Association of Wisconsin Fall meeting, which provided the opportunity to meet with many local engineers and make new contacts across Wisconsin.
During a recent industry sponsored, con- crete buildings promotional event held
at the Chicago Architectural Foundation, Tony was able to present a CRSI Honors
Award for the recently constructed Tower 12 in Seattle, WA. The structure was rec- ognized for the innovative use of ultra-long spans and high strength reinforcement to create an open floor plan. Receiving the award for Cary Kopczynski & Co was the company’s Senior Principal and CEO, Mr. Cary Kopczynski.
Region Presentations
Over the last few months, Tony has been busy promoting reinforced concrete con- struction to architectural and engineering offices across the Midwest. Starting in early October, Tony made impromptu vis- its to many architectural firms in Omaha, as well and scheduled in office meetings at HDR and Leo A Daly. These meetings focused on the values of reinforced con- crete as well as looking for opportunities to utilize reinforced concrete on additional projects still in the conceptual phase. In mid-October, while in Milwaukee for an insulated concrete forms promotional event focused at multi-family residential structure, Tony visited with 5 local firms. These meetings also looked to explore opportunities to expand the use of rein- forced concrete as well as highlight recent CRSI design guides and other resources.
On October 12, Tony was invited to provide a lunchtime presentation at The Structural Group of Chicago, IL. He talked about recent innovations in reinforced concrete construction as well as some aspects of economical reinforced con- crete construction from the Design Guide for Economical Reinforced Concrete Structures. The same presentation was given on December 7 at the offices of BKBM Engineers in Minneapolis, MN. Both these presentations generated great questions and commitments to look for opportunities to increase the use of rein- forced concrete in upcoming projects. Finally, Tony engaged with Cannon Design in St. Louis, MO in November on a project that will potentially utilize the void- ed floor system. While this project is still in the conceptual phases, there is specific interest in utilizing this technology to solve some challenges faced on this project.
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Cary Kopczynski accepts a CRSI Honors Award from Tony Johnson during a concrete buildings event in Chicago. Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute 7

Midwest Region, continued
from page 7
National Council of Structural Engineering Associations Immediately following the CRSI Fall Business & Technical Meeting which was held in late October in Chicago, Tony headed over to participate as an exhibi- tor at the National Council of Structural Engineering Associations annual conven- tion and trade show which was also held in Chicago. The meeting was attended
by over 1,000 structural engineers from across the country and provided an excel- lent opportunity to promote CRSI’s many design tools and aids such as design guides, CRSI Concept, and new and inno- vative materials and techniques. Tony was able to make some quantities of CRSI publications available to select attendees and encouraged many more to purchase a variety of publications directly from the CRSI website.
University Visits and Presentations
Tony was invited to be a guest lecture
at two Midwest universities in recent months. First, at a graduate seminar at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee on Friday November 9. This presentation focused on CRSI design aids specifi- cally including the new Reinforcing Bars: Anchorages and Splices publication as
Tony sets up the CRSI booth at the National Council of Structural Engineering Associations
well as recent specification changes and innovations in reinforced concrete con- struction. Students were provided with copies of two recently superseded publica- tions as part of this presentation.
On November 3, Tony was invited back
to speak to students at Eastern Michigan University to once again guest lecture in the constriction materials class, a standing presentation opportunity over the past 7 years.
Columbus Bridge Engineers Tour
A small group of bridge engineers from the Columbus, OH engineering firm, Burgess & Niple took the time in early November
to visit reinforcing steel production and fabrication operations in Marion, OH. Starting at Nucor Steel the group was able to see first hand the production of rein- forcing steel, followed by a visit to Harris Rebar’s fabrication facility. The group was very appreciative of the opportunity to
see these facilities first hand and to bet- ter understand the complexities involved with the production and fabrication of our product. A special thanks to all involved at Nucor and Harris for making these tours possible!
Engineers from Burgess & Niple tour reinforcing steel facilities in Marion Ohio.
A Special Thank You From Tony Johnson
After spending 11 enjoyable and fulfilling years promoting reinforced concrete, and engaging with CRSI membership, I have made the difficult decision to leave our great Institute. I have accepted a position as the Executive Director of the Post- Tensioning Institute (PTI) and will be start- ing in this role in January 2019. While I am very sad that I will not be as engaged with the many great people I have met; CRSI members, staff, and the many promotional contacts that I have fostered fantastic rela- tionships with, I will not be going too far.
I will still have the opportunity to interact with the many CRSI members that service and support both of these methods of rein- forced concrete, and I hope to continue to see many at industry events such as the World of Concrete and ACI Conventions.
I can not express enough, my deep and sincere appreciation for each and every person that I have interacted with during my time at CRSI, and the relationships that I have developed. Both professional and personal are very important to me and I could not have been as successful dur- ing my time at CRSI without the support from our great members and staff. The outpouring of support I have received over the past few weeks since the announce- ment of my departure from CRSI has been amazing and I appreciate the many calls, texts and emails of well wishes.
Thank you again for a great 11 years with CRSI and I look forward to seeing you all in the near future as we continue to pro- mote reinforced concrete as the building material for choice! Thank you, Tony.
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Western Region
John Bilderback, Western Region Manager
University Visits
On November 5 senior level civil engineering students at the University
of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon heard from Tony Johnson as he presented “Building Value and Efficiency With Concrete”. The guest lecture commitment was made earlier in the year by Greg Halsted before his departure from CRSI, and Tony stepped up to fill in for Greg’s annual presentation. Over 50 students
in Dr. Lisa Feldman’s class attended the presentation and were very engaged with lots of in-depth questions. Tony covered topics such as why and where concrete
is reinforced, reinforcing bar production, fabrication and specifications, as well as anchorage and splicing of reinforcing bars,
and he wrapped up with a brief overview of voided concrete floor systems. Tony had to think on his feet and revert back to his younger years in Australia to convert US units of measurement to metric during this guest lecture. Following the class, the students spent time in the testing
lab where they tested an over-reinforced concrete beam. Thanks to Harris Rebar for suppling the reinforcing steel for the test beam!
Resilient Building Coalition
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF’s) were the topic of the day at a recent contractor, architect, and developer training day and promotional seminar hosted in Seattle, WA by the Pacific Northwest Resilient
Building Coalition in late November. The seminar was held in conjunction with the Insulated Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association who provided the presenter for the training portion of the program.
Pacific Northwest Holiday Lunch
The Pacific Northwest Chapter Holiday luncheon was well attended by over 40 members on December 6 and held at Warehouse 23 in Vancouver, WA. Brian Morgan, a Principal with Magnusson Klemencic Associates gave a presentation titled XYZ which generated many questions from the group during and after his presentation. Tom Goldstein, Assistant Administrator for the Oregon Division
of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) spoke about the federal highway spending projected for Oregon and Washington in the upcoming two years. Many thanks to Jeff Estep (Farwest Steel) and Dave Haglund (Puget Sound Steel) for scheduling and coordinating the luncheon.
Bilderback Joins CRSI
John Bilderback, P.E., joins CRSI as the Western Region Manager and National Transportation Director. John will be based out his Idaho office and will be joining staff in the CRSI booth at World of Concrete. Stop by for an introduction or catch him at the cocktail reception Tuesday night!
Contractors, Architects, and Developers learn the fundamentals of ICF construction during a recent training day held in Seattle in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Resilient Building Coalition.
John Bilderback, PE Joins the CRSI Staff!
John joins CRSI as the Western Region Manager and National Transportation Director and is vital for maintaining and building membership in the western region, promoting reinforced concrete throughout the western region and to state transportation departments throughout the country.
John brings over 25 years industry experience which has exposed him to many different functions including civil engineering and construction, program and project management, risk management, human resource management and recruiting, environmental engineering and compliance, and business marketing and sales. Most recently, John served as the State Construction and Materials
Engineer for the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). He was the construction and materials liaison between ITD and many organizations including the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Idaho, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Idaho, Idaho Division office of the FHWA, the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC), the Ada County Highway District (ACHD), and engineers, surveyors, and material testers. He was a regional leader for Stanley Consultants,
an international engineering consulting firm in charge of engineering design and client relations. He obtained his bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a bachelor’s in business finance and marketing from Montana State University – Bozeman. Please welcome John to the Institute when you see him! Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute 9

Western Region, continued
Jose Mendoza, Pacific Southwest Manager
The last quarter of 2018 had been a busy season in the Pacific Southwest
Region. Jose participated and exhibited in the annual conference of the American Construction Inspectors Association (ACIA) in Woodland, CA to promote the code compliance of reinforcing steel and accessories in the California Building Code. He also attended the Construction Specifications Institute for Construct
2018 in Long Beach, CA promoting the resiliency and sustainability of reinforced concrete construction. He exhibited at
the Tradeline Owners’ Conference on Healthcare, Science and Engineering Space Strategies in both San Diego, CA and Scottsdale, AZ promoting voided slab systems while highlighting floor vibration in building design.
The California Society for Healthcare Engineering was held in Concord, CA
with a focus on life safety. In West Sacramento, CA, Jose sponsored and exhibited at the Structural Engineers Association of Central California on Wind Design of Building Structures to address resiliency in building design. The annual conference of the Deep Foundation Institute was held in Anaheim, CA, where Jose promoted reinforced concrete in foundations as opposed to steel and wood piles. A presentation of the HONORS Award was made to Skidmore Owing and Merrill during the Structural Engineers
Association of California in Palm Desert, CA where Jose promoted resiliency in building design.
Steel Mill Tours
Jose hosted the State Engineers tour of the Division of State Architects (DSA) at Commercial Metals Company steel mill
in Rancho Cucamonga, CA to promote quality, compliance and sustainability. Thank you to Michael Meyer and his team for accommodating this request. He also hosted the structural engineers tour at Nucor Utah earlier in the quarter with the Structural Engineers Association of Utah as part of their educational tour for young members. Both tours were well received and considered educational, an eye opener, and a must for every structural engineer. One of the engineers is quoted stating that these were better than a tour of Disneyland.
Regional Promotion
The 2019 plan was presented to the Administrative Trust’s Board of CAFIWAT in San Diego, CA. The plan includes a time commitment of 95% to the District Council Areas (California, Nevada, Arizona) to promote the interests of the reinforcing steel industry. This includes time with owners, architects, engineers, contractors and universities to create a pipeline of projects and research to sus- tain the industry. An average of 5 in-house presentations per month were done in
the Pacific Southwest Region on topics
of building value of reinforced concrete, high strength reinforcing, field inspection of reinforcing steel and code compliance issues.
DSA Engineers Tour at CMC Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
2019 World of Concrete Registration is Now Open!
Registration is open for World of Concrete January 21–25, 2019! This annual convention in Las Vegas dedicated to the concrete industry is where you will find the latest innovations, expert know-how, and the best new products.
Use this exclusive link to purchase a $25 Exhibits-Only Admission (available online only through 1/10/2019). When registering, make sure to select Materials Provider (cement, aggregate, admixtures,
reinforcing steel, prestressing strand) or the Fabricator for the Primary Business Category to receive the discount.
Please remember...the more registrants that use this A25 registration link means more dollars that World of Concrete gives back to CRSI. Please help us spread the word about using CRSI’s exclusive World of Concrete source code A25 by sharing the following link: ar?evt_uid=181&PromoCode=A25
While you are enjoying the World of Concrete, visit us at Booth #N2827 for FREE CRSI materials, Program demos, and information on CRSI membership.
For more information on World of Concrete, visit
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Engineering Update
CRSI Engineering Staff: Dr. Mike Mota, Dr. David Fanella, Anthony Felder, Amy Trygestad, Nathan Westin
Webinar Based on New Design Guide for Reinforced Concrete Columns
A webinar on the design and detailing of reinforced concrete columns took place
on November 13 with 37 participants in attendance. This webinar is based on the recently released publication Design Guide for Reinforced Concrete Columns. The objective of this guide is to provide com- prehensive information on the design and detailing of reinforced concrete columns
in buildings located in any area of seismic risk. Code requirements are clearly sum- marized in tables and figures for quick reference, and numerous design aids and flow charts are provided that can be used to determine the size of the cross-section and the required amounts of longitudinal and transverse reinforcement for members subjected to axial compression or com- bined flexure and axial compression. A collection of useful and time-saving design aids are given in appendices to the guide, and numerous worked-out examples illus- trate the proper application of the code provisions and demonstrate the use of the design aids. This guide replaces the chap- ters on columns in the CRSI Handbook.
Visit our YouTube channel for an overview of this publication.
New Publications
A new Technical Note titled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Structural Modifications to Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings is now available for download. This Technical Note, which was reviewed by the Manual of Standard
Epoxy Interest Group
Pete Fosnough, Managing Director
As 2018 comes to an end, also ending are the “alphabet soup”
of technical confer- ences and meetings. AASHTO, ACI, ACPA, AREMA, ASBI, ASTM,
Practice Committee, contains general guidelines and recommendations for com- mon types of structural modifications, including openings for mechanical, elec- trical and plumbing; openings for stairs and escalators; changes of occupancy; bay removal; column removal; and the addition of one or more floors, to name
a few. Basic information on strengthen- ing methods is also presented. A general procedure is provided on how to perform modifications, including the codes and
the existing structural information that are needed prior to making modifications. The purpose of this Technical Note is two-fold: to exemplify that numerous types of com- mon structural modifications to existing reinforced concrete buildings are feasible and economical and to address the mis- conception that selection of a reinforced concrete framing system in a new building means structural modifications cannot be made in the future. Click here to access the new Technical Note.
The Design and Detailing of Reinforced Concrete Diaphragms is in the final stages of production and will be available shortly. This guide, which has been requested
by numerous practicing engineers, will cover all the requirements for the proper design and detailing of these important building elements. Numerous design aids and worked-out examples will illustrate
the code requirements for low-, mid-, and high-rise buildings. There is no other pub- lication on the market that covers the valu- able information in this publication, and
a webinar series based on its content is planned for 2019.
CRSI, PCI, NACE, NCBC, and NTPEP have concluded their meetings for the year; but the end of the year also indi- cates the beginning of a new year. The 2019 calendar begins with a staff meet- ing in Schaumburg, quickly followed by TRB, WOC, and the Quality Assurance
New Technical Paper
David Fanella and Mike Mota coauthored the paper titled New Trends in Reinforcing Steel – High-Strength Reinforcing Bars, which will appear in the April 2019 edi- tion of Structure Magazine. This paper presents state-of-the-art information on high-strength reinforcing bars, including material properties, ACI limitations and requirements, the benefits of using high- strength reinforcing bars, and the future
of high-strength reinforcement. The main source of information for this paper is from the CRSI Technical Note High-Strength Reinforcing Bars, which can be download- ed by clicking here.
The International Code Council (ICC) pub- lic hearings in Richmond, Virginia October 24-29 heard testimony presenting techni- cal arguments from both sides regarding the addition of tall wood buildings into the IBC. The final step in the code develop- ment process required governmental representatives (building code officials, fire marshals, etc.) to formally vote on the inclusion of tall wood buildings into the prescriptive section of the IBC.
Thank you to everyone who reached out to your code officials and encouraged them to vote NO on G108-18 (tall wood buildings). The voting closed Friday, December 7 and we are waiting to receive the official results of the final vote.
workshop. To help all of you interested in the acronyms mentioned, as well as a few additional industry acronyms, a list has been compiled and can be found here: Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute 11

2018 Fall Business & Technical Meeting Highlights
The Fall Business & Technical Meeting held in Chicago this past October
was attended by nearly 200 CRSI members. Selected Committee recaps follow below.
We were all thrilled with the turnout and enthusiasm associated with the kick off for the Next Generation (NextGen) initiative at the 2018 Fall Business and Technical Meeting. Thank you to member leadership for supporting the initiative and sending new attendees. Please continue to wel- come and support the NextGens at future meetings!
Over the 3 days, NextGen attendees par- ticipated in committee meetings of interest to both themselves and their organiza- tions. This was kicked off with a Monday morning NextGen meeting and concluded with a reception for the NextGen attend- ees, CRSI board members and CRSI Staff. There was excellent participation/ interaction and a lot of buzz surrounding this new initiative. On the morning of the final day, we held a closing meeting to col- lect feedback from NextGen participants about their experiences. All of this is being considered for future meetings as we build on this inaugural meeting and its success.
AASHTO Materials and Pavement commit- tee, members voted unanimously to dis- band the task group on coating thickness. Katherine Mulasky from NTPEP informed CRSI that their epoxy program is tabled as of October 2018.
Independent Manufacturers Certification
The Independent Manufacturers Certification Committee heard a 12-month summary of the CRSI Certification Programs.
The CRSI Certification Programs have 45 certified plants:
• 32 epoxy straight bar
• 4 epoxy custom
• 7 epoxy fabrication
• 2 stainless steel fabrication
During the 49 plant audits performed between October 2017 and September 2018, WJE identified critical nonconfor- mances in four plants. As dictated by CRSI’s Procedures for the Development and Maintenance of Manufacturing Certification Program, identification of criti- cal non-conformances prompted sched- uled reinspections.
Overall, plants have continued to maintain effective quality programs through this fourth year after the implementation of the ANSI-style program. Management involve- ment with the quality programs within this framework is vital and where quality pro- gram had issues this was often associated with limited involvement of management.
Some plant’s quality manuals have still not fully incorporated modifications required
to bring the manuals into compliance with the standards adopted in 2016. Since the quality manuals form the basis of the qual- ity programs, it is essential that they be updated and stay current with plant opera- tions. In addition, it is important for the certification process that quality manual modifications be documented (e.g. identi- fied with “track changes”, highlighted or underlined) and that a quality manual ver- sion numbering scheme method be used.
During execution of the certification pro- gram, WJE has noted two items worthy of further consideration. First, there is a need for training opportunities for plant Quality Inspectors, especially at plants that do
not a have long history of involvement in the CRSI program. The adoption of the ANSI-style program limits WJE’s ability to train plant staff, so it would be beneficial to the industry to provide training resources or workshops focused on the details of executing the quality tests and inspections required in the CRSI standards. Second, there has been some confusion regarding appropriate measures for calibration of testing equipment. While the CRSI stan- dards identify equipment that needs to be calibrated, no guidance is given regarding calibration frequency or methods. Such guidance would be beneficial to ensure plant staff are using equipment appropri- ate for the quality tests.
The Durability Committee heard a pre- sentation from Dr. Trejo, Oregon State University, on the Assessment of GFRP Properties. With approved funding from CRSI, Dr. Trejo developed a white paper summarizing the available literature regarding mechanical properties and dura- bility of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) reinforcement bars used in bridge structures. CRSI submitted review com- ments from the Durability Committee members to Dr. Trejo; the final paper will be complete in early 2019.
The Safety Committee met in Chicago dur- ing the CRSI Fall Business and Technical Meeting and spoke on the following cur- rent and new business topics.
Brett presented and reviewed the 2017 results with 133 qualifying submittals representing 108 shops and 25 placers. Excellence in Safety awards were pre- sented to 101-member company locations while 32-member locations were awarded the Safety Achievement Award.
Lyle Sieg presented risk assessment examples in depth and described new
Epoxy Coating
The Epoxy Coating Committee heard an update from Pete Fosnough and Danielle Kleinhans on the status of NTPEP’s development of a product testing program. CRSI, EIG and industry members have the goal to work with NTPEP, in order to provide a program that meets both CRSI requirements as well as those of the DOTs. At the August 2018 meeting of the
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document forthcoming for both shop and field activities. Additionally, Lyle led a con- versation around the new Cal OSHA Field Safety Standard. Discussion continued around the regional safety meetings with standing offers from various member safe- ty managers to continue the meetings. A new format was introduced in the form of recordings for playback at regional gather- ings around the country as a “CRSI Safety Day/Week”. The motion to get the ball roll- ing for 2019 was approved with member volunteers leading a task group.
A follow-up to the initial discussion from the Spring Technical Meeting took place related to “candy canes” or 180 degree bends. There is a desire for a paper
on candy canes/180-degree bends etc. Review of the 250 pound “sand bag” 10-foot drop with full punch through- produces a larger hole. A motion was made to produce a document with legal review so that we, as an industry, are not knowingly doing something that we know isn’t going to work. Action item: Produce a safety committee bulletin to present to the CRSI Board and Member Services.
A Safety “Tech Note” series may be the approach. A motion was also made to develop a series of Safety Notes starting with the “candy cane” tech note.
Education and Research Foundation
The following research projects totaling $100,000 were discussed and recom- mended for funding through the CRSI Foundation:
• Seismic performance of interior beam-column connections using high- strength reinforcement. University
of Cincinnati (PI Bahram Sharooz), $30,000 for 2019– Impact: Building Code
• Establishment of fatigue threshold for mechanical rebar couplers—phase (preliminary stage). California State University, Sacramento (PI Eric E. Matsumoto, PhD, PE), $10,000 for 2019 – Impact: Building Codes, total Cost: $150,000. Matching Funds: Caltrans (Owner)
• Foundation mats with high strength reinforcement. University of California at Berkeley (PI Jack Moehle, PhD, PE), $30,000 for 2019 – Impact: Building Codes, total Cost: $210,000. Matching Funds: CPF
• Normal and high strength continuous- ly wound ties. University of Cincinnati (PI Bahram Shahrooz, PhD, PE), $30,000 for 2019 – Impact: Building Codes, total Cost: $235,300. Matching Funds: CPF
Research and Development
Research on cold-weather bending of Grade 100 steel reinforcement is ongo- ing at University of Texas-San Antonio. The research is focused on cold weather fabrication and bending of #5 bars and is a follow-up to bending and fabrication at room temperature where bar sizes #5, #8 and #11 were tested. Tensile testing the fabricated cold bars has been difficult due to breakage of the bars at the grips. The researcher is investigating other ways of gripping the bar.
Material Properties and Bar Producers
The Material Properties and Bar Producers Committee reviewed the recent ASTM bal- lots, with specific focus on the efforts to harmonize the A615 and A706 specifica- tions, and the development of A706 grade 100. Also discussed was the testing at University of Texas of cold weather fabri- cation, specifically issues relating to test- ing problems of bars breaking in the grips of the testing machine. The task group
on field bending and re-straightening of reinforcing steel provided an update on a literature search on the impact of preheat- ing temperatures. Mike Mota reviewed a motion made by ACI Committee 318-R relating to the rib pattern on reinforcing bars which is recommending that ASTM adopt an r/h ratio to measure the radius at the base of the transverse ribs as a proxy test for low-cycle fatigue.
Engineering Practice
An overview of the summer EPC meeting held in Rosemont was given by Chairman Colarusso. A list of mobile applications
was developed at the meeting and Robbie Hall was assigned to prioritize the list. This task group was moved to a subcommittee of Marketing. A special request from the Durability Committee was made to request an additional $5,000 to continue the ongo- ing study on the FRP white paper. The motion passed unanimously to recom- mend the Board to fund this request.
The Material Properties and Bar Producers Committee requested approval of the fol- lowing item:
Subject: Deformation geometry require- ments for ASTM A706 reinforcement
Motion: ACI Committee 318 recommends that the ASTM A706 standard be revised to include requirements that the ratio of the radius at the base of the deformation to the height of the deformation (refer to illustrations), r/h, be at least 1.5 for all deformations on a bar, including trans- verse lugs, longitudinal ribs, grade ribs, grade marks, and intersections between deformations. Conformance is to be assessed by measurements taken on newly-machined rolls used to manufacture reinforcing bars, in lieu of measurements taken on samples of bar.
Rationale: The parameter r/h is known to affect the magnitude of the strain localiza- tion that occurs at the juncture between the deformation and the barrel of the bar. This strain localization in turn influences inelastic fatigue and tensile fracture (ductil- ity) performance of the bars.
While a number of parameters may adversely affect fatigue and tensile perfor- mance of reinforcing bars, Subcommittee 318-R and representatives of several producing mills reached a consensus that control of the deformation geometry ratio r/h should be included in the ASTM A706 standard as a rational and practical way for reducing inelastic fatigue and tensile fracture (ductility) performance-related issues in the future.
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acceptable performance. The recom- mended value is based on consensus achieved within Subcommittee 318-R after considering inelastic fatigue performance of reinforcing bars (Slavin and Ghannoum, 2015); the test data indicates acceptable inelastic fatigue performance at ratio r/h=1.5 as measured on the bar. No sig- nificant gain in fatigue life performance is observed with values of r/h above 2.0 as measured on the bar. The results of the test program also indicated that location of the critical strain localization could occur not only at the base of the deformations, but also where deformations intersect with each other.
Producing mills were involved in the consensus discussion, and advised that, based on the design value of r/h used to machine the rolls that produced the rein- forced bars used in the inelastic fatigue tests, a value of r/h=1.5 as measured on the rolls will result in an actual value of r/h of at least 1.5 on the bar, if not larger. The proposed limit applies to all deformations on the bar (transverse, longitudinal and grade markings).
This motion was approved unanimously by EPC.
The Marketing Committee reviewed the current marketing forecast and consump- tion reports based on data provided by the Steel Manufacturers Assocation (SMA) and the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Target market metrics outlining region plans and national initiatives were also Presented. Region marketing plans are available in the Market Dashboard, available here, along with the current mar- ket reports and archives.
The committee also reviewed the status of publications development and sales, which appears to be falling just short of the $500,000 goal for 2018.
Promotion and communications plans were reviewed for 2019. Inventory and ful- fillment of publications was also success-
fully transitioned to the Schaumburg office. Enrollment numbers in Rebar U continue to increase. This includes the fabrication member-only Detailing Training Program and the publicly available self-paced learn- ing courses and webinars.
The first ever mobile device App has been developed and launched on the Apple iOS platform and was available for download at the time of the Fall Business & Technical Meeting. The Android version has subse- quently been released as well. A roadmap is being created for further development.
The committee meeting wound up with an update of actions within the wood construction market including results from ICC committee Action Hearings and leg- islative efforts. Also updated was the sta- tus of NTPEP’s involvement with CRSI’s epoxy certification program.
Membership and Member Services
The Committee discussed topics related to membership stats, market status, Interest Groups, safety, detailing certification, CRSI meetings and CRSInsider advertising. Items of note are as follows:
The Independent Fabricators Interest Group approved a motion to approach the Foundation for educational funding
for Technical Schools to support detailer education. They also recommended CRSI provide general promotion of industry careers and showcase detailing. The Epoxy Interest Group reported on the interest on membership from international companies as well as that funding was approved for the University of Kansas
for Life Cycle Analysis of anti-corrosion reinforcement options.
The Safety Committee approved a motion to develop and present Safety Bulletins for publication by CRSI. A motion was presented and approved
by the Membership & Member Services Committee to take the safety hazards presented on the use of candy canes for impalement protection to the Board.
The Detailing Committee would like to assign a task group within the Committee to review the feasibility of a program focused on certifying detailers for project endorsements. The task group would look at different models to present to the Detailing Committee at a future date.
Advertising is now available in CRSInsider to members only on a limited basis for 2019 issues.
Government Affairs
The Government Affairs Committee meet- ing hosted guest speaker Rachel Derby, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Portland Cement Association (PCA). She made a presentation and encour- aged discussion about the North American Concrete Alliance (NACA) and federal policy issues and engagement. CRSI is
a key member of the coalition. Below are highlights of the presentation:
• The Alliance is a coalition of twelve concrete-related associations for the purpose of addressing industry wide concerns and initiatives in the areas of research, safety, education, and government affairs
• Together, NACA represents 600,000 employees
• Contributes $100 billion annually to the U.S. economy
• The past year, 75 meetings were con- ducted in the U.S. Senate & House of Representatives
• A CEO letter stating NACA’s request for Congress to act on infrastructure with emphasis on transportation and solution to the Highway Trust Fund (the letter can be found on CRSI web- site in the Government Affairs section)
• Conducted a congressional staff brief- ing on resiliency
• Sent over 13 letters to Capitol Hill on legislation including Water Resources Development Reauthorization and the Disaster Recovery Reform Act
• Hosted a debrief webinar on the 2018 midterm elections
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Events Calendar
CRSI NatIoNal MeetINgS
2019 Spring Technical Meeting
March 11–14
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel Tempe, AZ
2019 Spring Business Meeting
April 15–18
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Marana, AZ
2019 Fall Business & Technical Meeting
October 27–30
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago Chicago, IL
2019 Midwest Region Conference
September 4–6 Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Mo
CRSI RegIoN CoNfeReNCeS (CoNt’d)
2019 Western Region Conference
September 12–14
The Coeur d’Alene Resort Coeur d’Alene, ID
2019 Northeast Region Conference
September 18–20
The Greenbrier
White Sulfer Springs, WV
2019 Southeast Region Conference
September 25–26
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa
Savannah, GA
2019 Greater Southwestern Region Conference
October 2–4
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Corpus Christi, TX
INduStRy eveNtS
2019 World of Concrete
January 21–25
Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV
2019 ACI Spring Convention
March 24–28
Quebec City Convention Centre & Hilton Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
2019 ASTM Committee Week
May 12–17
Sheraton Denver Downtown Denver, CO
2019 ACI Fall Convention
October 20–24
Duke Energy Convention Center & Hyatt Regency
Cincinnati, OH
2019 ASTM Committee Week
November 3–8
Marriott Marquis Houston Houston, TX
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