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Title: Column and Boundary Element Dowels

Author(s): CRSI staff

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 34

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 44-48

Keywords: foundation, reinforcing bar, cage, shear wall, cover

Date: 12/1/2012

Reinforcing bar cages for columns and boundary elements are generally preassembled and hoisted into place over the dowels below. The location of foundation dowels for columns and boundary elements can have an impact on the ease of installation of these cages. The designer should therefore consider how cages will fit over the dowels and manage the design with consideration for constructibility.

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