Reinforced Ironwork

Reinforced iron workers Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters. Reinforced iron workers typically do the following:
  • Space and fasten together rods in forms according to blueprints, using wire and pliers.
  • Determine quantities, sizes, shapes, and locations of reinforcing rods from blueprints, sketches, or oral instructions.
  • Place blocks under rebar to hold the bars off the deck when reinforcing floors.
  • Cut rods to required lengths, using metal shears, hacksaws, bar cutters, or acetylene torches.
  • Cut and fit wire mesh or fabric, using hooked rods, and position fabric or mesh in concrete to reinforce concrete.
  • Bend steel rods with hand tools or rod-bending machines and weld them with arc-welding equipment.

  • Annual Apprenticeship Program Includes:

  • Registration of Apprentice with D.C. and/or Maryland (if apprenticed) 
  • Attending Council meetings with and on behalf of Registered Employers 
  • Monitoring Apprentice annual progression  
  • Monthly on-site class evaluation for testing and hands-on 
  • Monitoring monthly grades and attendance reporting 
  • Monitoring monthly off-site OJT reporting  
  • Monitor and submission of NCCER Student Certification material
  • Instructor, Lab and Book Fees
  • Course Work

    Reinforced Ironwork 1

    Includes next available C.O.R.E. Class, registration fee,
    books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Concrete Reinforcement
    • Concrete Reinforcement Safety
    • Rigging Equipment
    • Rigging Practices
    • Commercial Blueprints
    • Oxyfuel Cutting

    $2,400ABC Member Rate* 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate*
    *does not include C.O.R.E.

    Reinforced Ironwork 2

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Introduction to Slabs
    •Introduction to Reinforcing Steel and Steel
    • Miscellaneous Ironworking
    • Trade Math II
    • Blueprint Reading II
    • Rigging II
    • Structural Ironworking II
    • Construction Cranes II
    • Forming
    • Placing and Tying Reinforcing II
    • Barrier Cables

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate

    Reinforced Ironwork 3

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Post Tensioning
    • Post Tensioning Applications
    • Placing and Tying Reinforcing Steel
    • Placing and Tying Reinforcing III
    • Placing and Tying Reinforcing Steel
    • Construction Cranes III
    • Structural Blueprint and Shop Drawings

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate