What Is Rebar Estimating?

What Is Rebar Estimating?

Rebar estimating refers to the process of determining the approximate quantity and size of rebars, welded wire mesh and construction accessories that are needed for building a reinforced concrete structure. This information is necessary for the pricing estimation of a project.

A rebar estimator needs to know how to analyze structural and architectural drawings and pull the required data for input in an estimating software program to come up with an accurate estimate of a given project. He also needs to be familiar with the construction business, standard material specifications and costs, as well as the local and state building codes to ensure the quality and safety of the structure.