# Bar Bending Schedule for footings :-

Bar Bending schedule plays a vital role in the construction of High rise buildings.  It is very important to learn Bar Bending Schedule for finding out the quantities of Steel reinforcement required for every component of the building.

For Suppose, consider the case of high rise buildings, It requires tons of steel to complete 10+ floor building. It’s impossible to order all the steel required for whole construction at a time it creates a problem of space and also steel is prone to corrosion by the contact of water (rain). To avoid this, high rise building orders reinforcement (steel) as per requirement. Firstly they find the Estimation of Steel reinforcement in footings (steel quantities)  [Bar Bending Schedule for footings],  required for the construction of footings. After the completion of footings they go for next order and so on.

If you are new to Bar Bending Schedule, Refer the Basics of Bar Bending schedule

## Quantity of Reinforcement (Steel) required for footings / Bar Bending Schedule for footings:-

The procedure to finding out the quantities of steel required for the footings, We are considering the below footing plan.

Observations from the above fig:

• F1, F4, F7 is Plain footing (1.5×1.5×0.8)
• F2 is Stepped Footing (0.9×0.9×1.35)
• F3,  F8  is Isolated footing (0.9×0.9×0.5)
• F5 is Combined Isolated footing (4.4×1.9×0.9)
• F6 is Shoe footing similar to Plain footing (1.5×1.5×0.8)

True dimensions and shapes of the footings are decided and designed by the structural engineer based on soil history, type of construction, the total expected load of the structure. All the dimensions of the above columns considered only for explanation purpose.

We use different types of mesh (reinforcement) in footings as per design. You can refer different types of Reinforcement used in footings from here.

## Plain Footing Bar Bending schedule:

Plain mesh is adopted for F1, F4, F7 footings

Remember, Proper Concrete cover should be adopted for the reinforcement  in Footings to resist it from corrosion.

The dimensions of Footing F1 are 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.9 (Length x Breadth x Depth)

Adopt Dia 16mm @ 100mm  C/C in X Bars

Adopt Dia 12mm @ 100mm C/C in Y bars

Finding the length of X bars and Y bars (X bars are Horizontal bars and Y bars are Vertical Bars)

To find out the length of bars we have to deduct the cover from footing (Refer Fig.1)

As per the condition the concrete cover for the mesh is 0.1 from all the sides of footing

So, The length of X bar is 0.8 and Length of Y bar is 0.8. (Deduct 0.1 from both sides)

#### Footings F3, F8 (Isolated footings) or Bar Bending Schedule for Isolated footings :-

Hook Mesh is used in Isolated footings

Remember Proper Concrete cover should be adopted for the reinforcement  in Footings to resist it from corrosion.

The dimensions of Footing F3, F8 are 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.5 (Length x Breadth x Depth)

Adopt Dia 16mm @ 100mm  C/C in X Bars

Adopt Dia 12mm @ 90mm C/C in Y bars

Finding the length of X bars and Y bars (X bars are Horizontal bars and Y bars are Vertical Bars)

As per the condition the concrete cover for the mesh is 0.1 from all the sides of footing

So. The length of X bar is 0.7 and Length of Y bar is 0.7. (Deduct 0.1 from both sides)

Remember , Hook length = 9D

Length of Bars: –

Length of X bar = L+9D+9D = L+18D = 0.7+18 x 0.016 = 0.988m

Length of Y bar = L+9D+9D = L+18D = 0.7 + 18 x 0.012 = 0.916m

#### Footings F2  (Step footings) or Bar Bending Sschedule for Stepped footings:-

Hook Mesh is used in Step footing.

The dimensions of Footing F2 are (0.9×0.9×1.35)

Adopt Dia 16mm @ 110mm  C/C in X Bars

Adopt Dia 20mm @ 115mm C/C in Y bars

Finding the length of X bars and Y bars (X bars are Horizontal bars and Y bars are Vertical Bars)

As per the condition the concrete cover for the mesh is 0.1 from all the sides of footing

So. The length of X bar is 0.7 and Length of Y bar is 0.7. (Deduct 0.1 from both sides)

Remember , Hook length = 9D

Length of X bar = L+9D+9D = L+18D = 0.7+18 x 0.016 = 0.988m

Length of Y bar = L+9D+9D = L+18D = 0.7 + 18 x 0.012 = 0.916m

#### Footing F5 (Eccentric footing) or Bar Bending Schedule of Eccentric/Shoe footings :-

Type of Mesh :- Upto the depth of footing

The dimensions of Footing F5 are (0.6×0.6×0.4)

Adopt Dia 16mm @80mm X Bars

Adopt Dia 16mm @ 80mm in Y bars

Finding the length of X bars and Y bars (X bars are Horizontal bars and Y bars are Vertical Bars)

As per the condition the concrete cover for the mesh is 0.1 from all the sides of footing

So. The length of X bar is 0.4 and Length of Y bar is 0.4 (Deduct 0.1 from both sides)

Length of X bar = 0.3+0.4+0.3 = 1.0m

Length of Y bar = 0.3+0.4+0.3 = 1.0m

Total Steel Required for Footings = 89.13 + 67.32 = 157Kgs.= 0.157ton

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