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Specifying Helix Micro Rebar and Calculating Dosage

March 25, 12 p.m. EST

About the Webinar

This webinar invites forward-thinking engineers and architects to build differently, improve processes and ensure your concrete projects are the best they can be by specifying Helix Micro Rebar.

Helix Micro Rebar can be used in a wide range of common concrete applications, it is the easiest product to finish given the size and low dosage, it has pre-approved doses for most applications and meets design guidelines for alternative means and methods under ACI 318.

Our online specification tool gives you access to online calculations and tables to easily specify Helix Micro Rebar in your designs. Helix Steel’s president, Luke Pinkerton, will walk you step-by-step through the specification process, and speak more about the support that engineers will receive.

Every webinar attendee will receive an official Certificate of Completion.

What you will learn

  • Learn about the basics of Helix Micro Rebar design
  • Be able to use the self-service specification tool to determine Helix Micro Rebar dosage, specify and implement using convenient specification tool on the Helix Steel website
  • Concrete applications – ICF, poured basement walls, slabs on grade, slabs on metal deck and footings, examples showing how the tools are used on real projects will be reviewed

Presented By:

Luke Pinkerton

President & Chief Technology Officer, Helix Steel

Luke Pinkerton, PE (ME) is the President, Chief Technology Officer and founder of Helix Steel. He has a BS in engineering physics from Hope College, an MS in structural engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology.

About Helix Steel

Helix Steel is an innovative business based in Michigan that manufacturers and distributes the proprietary Helix® Micro Rebar™ concrete reinforcement. The one-inch-long twisted steel pieces are mixed with concrete to create a long-lasting bond, preventing cracks before they even start, and are code-approved in many applications from warehouse slabs and highway bridges to tilt-up panels and ICF.

Proactive Concrete Reinforcement Technology

Saves You Time

Every 10,000 sq. ft. of rebar replaced with Micro Rebar® saves one full day of construction.

Saves You Money

Using Micro Rebar® allows contractors to simplify operations, dramatically reducing project costs.

A Superior Product

When compared to rebar, Helix® Micro Rebar® can increase fatigue resistance by up to 300%, and flexural strength by up to 33%.

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