Those in the construction industry know what it means by cut and bend. They also know that rebars need to be cut and bent as per the designer’s drawings.
Ordinarily cut and bend is done by unskilled laborers. This consequently leads to inefficiencies such as wastage of materials.
The bigger the project the more wastage there is thus the introduction of cut and bend off-site is revolutionary to the construction industry.
Benefits of Cut and Bend
- Cut and bend at the factory is done by machines thus error free and can achieve exact precision, specifications, and consistency. This improves the quality control on site.
- Cost effective as you only pay for the blueprint requirement and no there is no waste material included in costing. Additionally, you transport kilos of bars that you will waste later on then the contractor is paying for wastage and transport for the wastage.
- Easy and fast preparation of bill of quantity due to better estimation of reinforcement steel for the whole project hence better accountability and audit of building materials.
- Labor saving on site – need fewer people on site to cut and bend the bars and look after the wastage or the bars that need to be reused elsewhere
- Space Saving
A contractor will not need a cut and bend machine or a place to do it on site.
Relief from onsite congestion-there is no clutter of the waste from cutting on site.
- Pilferage on site – with cut and bend pieces coming on site
There will be no wastage on site to steal
And the cut pieces are sold at scrap value rather than full value by the people stealing it making it less attractive to steal
- Hassle-free construction. One can get Just in Time deliveries and there is no waste material hence you don’t have to arrange for waste disposal.
- Efficiency. It is simple, safe and operational. The rebars are customized according to project hence one avoids handling 12m rebars.