CARES Guide to Reinforcing Steels Part 7: Stainless Reinforcing Steels

This guide is published by UK CARES, Sevenoakes, TN13 1XR. It outlines the benefits of using stainless steel for concrete reinforcement. These include decreases inspection and maintenance costs and extension of design life of structures at risk of reinforcement corrosion, compared with using carbon steel reinforcement. The specification these steels to BS 6744:2001 is outlined and guidance on the use of stainless reinforcing given. The CARES schemes for manufacturer quality management system approval and review are also discussed.

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