Influence of casting position on the anchorage strength of steel reinforcement
Date published

9 October 2020

Access Resource

Influence of casting position on the anchorage strength of steel reinforcement

Date published

9 October 2020



Access Resource

A report summarising a 2018 Research Award-winning project. The project developed recommendations for the casting position factor !1 used in the determination of basic bond strength of reinforcement in EC2.

This project was a collaboration between Dr Benny Suryanto, John Cairns and Martin Aitken of Heriot-Watt University, and the MPA The Concrete Centre.

The recommendations of the project will contribute to the safe design of concrete structures. They will also add to the safe and economical adaptation of existing structures to modification or alternative use. This will contribute to the life cycle of these structures.


Additional information



Concrete Research & Innovation Report Grants Metal - steel Research Panel

Related Resources & Events

concrete structure with light intruding through holes

Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures

This course introduces participants to the design of concrete structures to Eurocode 2, including the basics (materials, cover, fire), flexure, shear, deflection and column design.

Date - 1 December 2021
Location - The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price - £255 - £395
steel roof

Eurocode 3: Structural steelwork design

This course examines changes between BS 5950 and Eurocode 3. The emphasis is on buildings and the provision of general rules for buildings of EN 1993-1-1 and design of joint to EN 1993-1-8.

Date - 25 November 2021
Location - The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price - £255 - £295
steel bridge

Design of steel bridges

This two day course covers the design and analysis of steel bridges to Eurocodes. It uses worked examples, including steel bridge detailing and fabrication.

Date - 9 November 2021
Price - £415 - £635
steel roof

Steel essentials - practical design of structural steelwork

This course presents practical guidance on key aspects of preliminary scheme development and detailed scheme design in structural steelwork.

Date - 4 October 2021
Location - The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price - £255 - £395
<h4>Resilient Materials 4Life</h4>

Resilient Materials 4Life

A unique opportunity to discuss the latest developments in intelligent and autonomous construction materials.

Date - 20 September 2021
Location - Churchill College, Cambridge
Price - From £350
Heydar building

GRCA Congress (sponsored content)

Involved in the design, specification, use and manufacture of glassfibre reinforced concrete?

Date - 20 April 2021
Location - Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street
Price - From £220
<h4>Young researchers conference (online)</h4>

Young researchers conference (online)

Bringing together practitioners, academics and students in a showcase of outstanding structural engineering research.

Date - 17 March 2021
Price - Free
<h4>Lindapter industry briefing (sponsored content)</h4>

Lindapter industry briefing (sponsored content)

Gain an update on the latest CE marked steelwork connections and an insight to the technical and practical advantages of specifying innovative clamping systems.

Date - 10 March 2021
Price - Free
<h4>Latest innovations in designing seismic-resilient steel structures</h4>

Latest innovations in designing seismic-resilient steel structures

Innovations in the design of seismic-resilient steel structures.

Date - 24 February 2021
Price - From £45.50 + VAT
<h4>The One Za’abeel Link Bridge</h4>

The One Za’abeel Link Bridge

An online technical talk on a 210m long steel bridge linking two towers at 125m in the air.

Date - 26 January 2021
Price - Free
<h4>Standard method of detailing structural concrete (4th edition)</h4>

Standard method of detailing structural concrete (4th edition)

Now in its fourth edition, this manual is used by designers working with concrete, to create drawings and schedules for communication to site

Date - 8 January 2021
Author - Various (Institution Task Group)
Price - £44.85/£69
Blue abstract blocks

2020 Young researchers conference: report

The 22nd Young researchers conference took place virtually on 4 September 2020. This is a unique event that offers young researchers’ feedback from academics and industry leaders.

Date - 6 January 2021
The Structural Engineer
Diagram of different column arrangements to counter differential shortening

Technical Guidance Note (Level 3, No. 2): Axial shortening

This Technical Guidance Note discusses axial shortening within vertical concrete loadbearing elements in structures over 15–20 storeys high.

Date - 4 January 2021
Author - Chris O'Regan
Price - £9
The Structural Engineer
Steel beam with CFRP strengthening layers applied

Spotlight on Structures (January 2021)

Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper entitled ‘Study on the cyclic bending behaviour of CFRP strengthened full-scale CHS members’ as his ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 28 (December 2020).

Date - 4 January 2021
Author - The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price - £0
Blue abstract blocks

Prestress losses of pretensioned BFRP reinforced concrete beams

Ana Pavlovic presents research on pretensioned basalt fiber reinforced polymers.

Date - 24 December 2020
Author - Ana Pavlovic
Price - Free