Reinforcement is a term used in operant conditioning to refer to anything that increases the likelihood that a response will occur. Note that reinforcement is defined by the effect that it has on behavior—it increases or strengthens the behavior.
Check Reinforcement Before concreteing points to rember listed below:
1 Structural Drg. No. and date as per which reinforcement checked. Bar Bending Schedule Prepared?
2 Connecting of bars to existing dowels to be checked for alignment. OK?
3 Placing of Bar diameter, number, spacing match with the Construction Schedule?
4 Lap Length, Position of lap, OK?
5 Cleanliness of shuttering and Bars OK?
6 Chairs provided?
7 Cover for reinforcement ok?
8 Provision of cover blocks/ preparation of cover blocks
9 Maintaining records and getting approval for additional reinforcement not shown
10 To check the construction joint for proper concrete bonding before placing reinforcement
11 Laying of bars of required dia. As per requirement
12 Check for Test Reports for steel and approved brand or not
13 Check colour coding for identification
14 Check for proper binding (double strand/quality of binding wire of 18 SWG)
15 Check for any rework or alteration