Traditionally, RCC construction projects manage reinforcement (rebar) work at the site by setting up a yard for storage, cut & bend in this yard and locally shift reinforcement for installation. Recently, the use of factory cut & bend reinforcement has also been used considering the increased need for speed, quality coupled with lack of space at sites. In both cases, however, the installation effort needed remains the same.
To overcome this constraint, the technique of using Welded Wire Mesh (WWM) is gaining acceptance slowly but steadily. Though the use of Welded wire mesh is not very popular in INDIA, it is widely adopted in developed countries like the USA, CANADA, UK and the Middle East region. The popularity of Welded wire wesh in these countries is mainly due to the shortage of site workers and critical timelines of projects.
Welded Wire Mesh is a need of the hour in developing countries like India. Projects in Metropolitan cities must adopt this technique owing to space constraints in setting up of cutting, bending and storage yards at site and speed up the installation process. Provisions exist in the Indian Standards that support the use of Welded Wire Mesh through advice regarding their design and detailing.