Reinforcement System is protected by U.S., Japanese and European patents.
structural members have been extensively tested in research
laboratories at five universities and two national
Reinforcement System has been issued Evaluation Report
ER-5192 by ICBO
Evaluation Services Inc., a subsidiary corporation of the
International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), which
publishes the Uniform Building Code that governs construction in
many U.S. cities.
The BauGrid® Reinforcement System, with its
dimensionally exact BauGrids®, enables in-plant automation of the
assembly of cages, in-plant installation of forms and cladding,
and on-site bottom-up pumping of concrete. Conventional
reinforcement is not dimensionally accurate enough to allow
automation of cage assembly.
Onsite, the BauCages™ are rapidly set and easily
connected using BauTech’s proprietary SpliceGrids™ at the common
vertical edges of the 12-foot wide BauCages™. Forms are speedily
set around the dimensionally exact BauCages™ and concrete is rapidly
placed and vibrated the full height of the HOOK-FREE "cells" of the
The BauGrid® Reinforcement
System has been issued a City of Los Angeles Research Report,
RR25438, which approves its use in the City of Los Angeles, based upon ICBO ES Report ER-5192.
Similar approvals have been
issued for the use of the BauGrid® Reinforcement System in the
cities of San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, Daly City and Long
Island, New York.
reinforced structural members made with high strength concrete (138 Mpa) has shown ductile performance superior to structural members
reinforced with conventional reinforcement.
The Precast Seismic
Structural Systems (PRESSS) research project, partially funded by
the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Precast/Prestressed
Concrete Institute (PCI), showed that constructability of it's hybrid
structural system depended upon the BauGrid®
Reinforcement System. It was determined that using
conventional reinforcement was not economical.
BauGrids® save labor in both cage
fabrication and installation, and eliminate congestion, speed up
concrete placement and form setting, and expedite schedules while
providing superior ductility. With ±1/8" manufacturing tolerance, BauGrids® provide accurate vertical
bar location, making it possible to install a two-story BauCage™ with
vertical rebar couplers in less than 30 minutes.
For more information, or consultation
on how we can help you to "Advance Construction Performance"
on your next project; please contact Hanns
Baumann at (949) 361-0888, or send e-mail to
Features of the BauGrid® Reinforcement System