Helix Micro-Rebar 5-25 is the only discontinuous concrete reinforcement product in the world that has an ISO certified Design Manual that can be followed to design vertical applications (such as walls) using it as the primary concrete reinforcement. The details of the accreditation, design instructions and examples are published by Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) Evaluation Report ER-0279 under Evaluation Criteria 015 (also available at www.iapmoes.org). Helix designs that follow the code compliance of ER-0279 are backed by our warranty.
The Process to Gain Code Compliance
UES staff thoroughly examined the Helix 5-25 Micro-Rebar product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product has code compliance. Designing with, specifying, or requesting a change to use Helix Steel Reinforcement is simple. In fact, you can be designing with Helix in 45 minutes or less.
Designing With Helix Micro-Rebar
To begin designing with Helix, first watch our short introductory video. This will walk you through the design method and review a design example.
The next step is to download the Uniform ES Evaluation Report and spend 20 minutes working through examples. At this point you can design with Helix! A simplified guide for slabs, walls and footings is also available making design a breeze. For more in-depth training, please utilise one of our online courses (ensure you enroll for the metric course). For a more complete understanding of how the design method was developed, please read a recent article published in Concrete International.
Feel free to contact our National Office, or your local Agent directly for help. They will respond to any question or request for design assistance within 24 hours. They will send you a detailed calculation package at no charge or obligation to you.
Submit your design to Helix for review to register the warranty. The warranty covers you against any issue arising from the substitution or specification of Helix in line with ER-0279.
If you are interested in free ER-0279 compliant Design Software for your firm, contact us.
Specifying Helix as an alternative allows your client the option to save time while offering improved performance. There is no charge for design assistance, no risk to you when you specify in accordance with the Evaluation Report (see warranty) and no obligation. For more about the benefits of designing with Helix see, Top 10 Reasons to Design with Helix.