A Reinforcing Rodworker reinforces a wide variety of concrete constructions including but not limited to buildings, landscape features, parking garages, caissons, highways, bridges, wind turbines, stadiums and towers by using reinforcing steel, composite materials, welded wire mesh, post-tensioning systems and any other concrete reinforcements. Specifically, a Reinforcing Rodworker:
cuts and bends reinforcing materials according to design specifications and drawings
fabricates, pre-fabricates and installs reinforcing steel, composite materials, welded wire mesh, post-tensioning systems and any other concrete reinforcements.
operates and maintains tools, aerial work platforms, forklifts and telehandlers
prepares reinforcing and post-tensioning materials for hoisting
rigs and hoists materials and equipment
splices reinforcing steel by welding or installing mechanical splices
installs, stresses and grouts post-tensioning systems