spirally reinforced column

spirally reinforced column

A column whose vertical reinforcing bars are enveloped by spiral reinforcement.
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Among the document's lessons for other buildings is the importance of continuity, "as in the extension of bottom beam reinforcement through the girders and bottom girder reinforcement through the columns," redundancy, as in the two-way beam and girder system, anti energy-absorbing capacity, as in the Pentagon's spirally reinforced columns. The report can be ordered from ASCE for $39 by calling 800/548-2723.