Lacer bars for pad footings and pile caps

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance

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Lacer bars for pad footings and pile caps

Lacer bars for pad footings and pile caps

Lacer bars are reinforcing bars that loop around the sides of a concrete footing.

You can create up to six different groups of lacer bars in a footing. Each group can contain different values for:

  • Grade

  • Bar size

  • Number of bars

  • Spacing

  • Shape

  • Dimensions

To create lacer bars for a footing:

  1. Open the footing reinforcement properties dialog box and click the Lacer bars tab.

  2. In the Lacer bar option list box, select Yes to create lacer bars.

  3. Enter properties for each lacer barreinforcing bar that is placed at the sides of a footing

    Lacer bars are used, for example, in pile caps.




Quantity, spacing, and location of lacer bar groups.

Tekla Structures only uses information from some of the fields, in this order of priority:

  1. Number of bars and Spacing

  2. Number of bars , Start , and End

  3. Spacing , Start , and End


The number and location of laps. The options are:


The options are Default , Front , and Back.



The exact locations and lengths of lacer bar laps. Locations are measured from the corner of the bar to the midpoints of laps.

The location of the topmost lacer bar, measured from the end of main bars.

Entering a value here overrides the location defined in the End field.

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