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What is concrete grade beam?Grade beams are commonly concrete beams which are designed to act as horizontal ties between footings or pile caps. They should be reinforced with continuous reinforcement that is developed within or beyond the supported column, or be anchored within the pile cap or footings as per ACI 318-14. The grade beam either rests directly on the soil or above the soil spans between piles. A continuous grade beam footing will transfer the load of a building to the ground or to its bearing points where their bases distribute the load to the soil. In this article, construction process of reinforced concrete grade beam will be discussed.
Concrete Grade Beam Construction ProcessSteps involved in construction of concrete grade beam procedure are:
- Preparation and excavation for grade beam
- Grade beam formwork installation
- Placing reinforcement of grade beam
- Pouring concrete for grade beam