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Pile cap reinforcement (76)

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Pile cap reinforcement (76)

Pile cap reinforcement (76)

Creates reinforcement for a concrete pile capfooting that covers the heads of a group of piles, tying them together so that the structural load is distributed and they act as a single unit

Pile cap usually includes reinforcement.


Bars created

  • Bars in two directions for the top and bottom surfaces of the pile cap

  • Lacer bars

Use for


More information

Bottom bars concentrated over the piles, top bars under the column. Two lacer bars.

Bars evenly distributed on the bottom and top surfaces. No lacer bars.

Rectangular footings with or without cut corners, footings that are skewed on one or both sides

Pad footing and pile cap shapes

Bars on the top, bottom, or both surfaces of the footing


Straight or bent bar ends


Before you start

  • Create the concrete pile cap.

  • Calculate the required area of reinforcement.

Defining properties

Use the following tabs in the Pilecap reinforcement (76) dialog box to define the properties of the objects that this component creates:



See also


Concrete cover thickness, primary bar direction


Primary top bars

Grade, size, hooks, bend lengths, distribution (by number or spacing), and arrangement/location of the top and bottom bars in two directions

Bar distribution

Secondary top bars

Primary bottom bars

Secondary bottom bars

Lacer bars

Option to create lacer bars, grade, size, number, spacing, location, type, orientation, and laps of lacer bars

Lacer bars for pad footings and pile caps


Numbering properties, name, and class of the top, bottom, and lacer bars


Picking order

  1. Concrete pile cap

  2. Piles and/or columns

  3. Click the middle mouse button to finish.

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