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Code of fair competition for the reinforcing materials fabricating industry as approved on November 27, 1933 by President Roosevelt
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Approved Code No. 127 Registry No. 1118--08


NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION



C ODE OF FAIR COMRPE TIT ION
FOR THE

REINFORCING MATERIALS

FABRICATING INDUSTRY

AS APPROVED ON NOVEMIBER 27, 1933
BY
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT




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UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON :1933


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This publication is for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Government
Princting Office, Warshington, D.C., and by district offices of the Bureau of
Foreign and Domestic Commerce.
DISTRJIT OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Atlanta, Ga.: 504 Post Office Building.
Birmingham, Ala.: 257 Federal Building.
Boston, Mass.: 1801 Customhouse.
Buffalo, N.Y.: Chamber of Commerce Building.
Charleston, S.C.: Chamber of Commerce Building.
Chicago, Ill.: Buite 1706, 201 North W~ells Street.
Cleveland, Ohio: Chamber of Commerce.
Dallas, Tex.: Chamber of Commerce Building.
Detroit, Mich.: 2213 First National Bank Building.
Houston, Tex.: Chlambler of Commerce Building.
Indianapolis, Ind.: Chamber of Commerce Building.
Jacksonville, Fla.: Chamber of Commerce Building.
Kansas City, Mo.: 1028 Baltimore Avenue.
Ltos Angeles, Calif.: 1163 South Broadway.
Louisville, Ky.: 408 Federal Building.
Memphis, Tenn.: 229 Federal Building.
M~ilnneapolis, M~inn.: 213 Federal Building.
Newr O~rleans, La.: Room 225-A, Customhouse.
New Yorkr, N.Y.: 734 Customhouse.
Norfolk, Va.: 406 East Plume Street.
Philadelphia, Pa.: 933 Commercial Trust Building.
Pittsburgh, Pa.: Chamber of Commerce Building.
Portland, Olreg.: 215 New Post Office Building.
St. Louis, Mo.: 506 Olive Street.
San Francisco, Calif.: 310 Customhouse.
Seattle, Wiash.: 809 Federa Building.







Approved Code No. 127


CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

REINFORCINTG MATERIALS FABRICATING
~INDUSTRY

As Approved on November 27, 1933
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PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT


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Executive Order
An applica~tion hav~ingr been duly made, pursuant to and inr full
compliance wit the provisions of title I of the Nat~ional Industrial
Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, for my` approval of Code ofS
Fair Competition for t~he Reinforcing Mfateril arctn nuty
and hearings having been held thereon and th Administ.rat.or having
rendered his report containing an analysis of the said code of fai
competition together with his recommendations anld fidings with
respect thereto, and the Administrator having found that the said
code of fair competition complies in all respects with th pertinent
provisions of title I of said act and that the requirements of cla.uses
(1) and (2~) of subsection (a) of section 3 of thfe said act have been met:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Franklin DI. Rtoosevelt, President of the
United States, pursuant t.o the authority vested in mze by title I of
the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved Jue 16, 1933, and
otherwise do approve the report and recommendations and adopt t the
findings of the Administrat~or and do order that the said code of fair
competition be and it is hereby approved, provided ha~t the following
be added as section 8 of article VT of the code.
"The Board of Directors shall have the powers anrd duties elsewhere
provided in this code, subject to thoe right of thze Administrator, on
review, to disapprove or modify any action taken by the Board of
Directors."
F"RANK~LIN D). ROOSEVELT.
Approval recommended:
HUGHI S. JOHNSON,
Administrator.
THE WHITE HOUcSE,
November 97, 1988.


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To the PRESIDENT, NVME 1 93
The White House.
SmR: This is a report on the Code of F'air Com~petition for the
Reinforcing: Materials Fa~bricating Industry as revised after public
hearing conducted in W~ashington. on October 23, 1933, in accordance
with the provisions of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
THE INDUSTRY

This Industry developed from a group of specialist engineering
organizations which twenty-five or thirty years ago were engaged in
developing and promoting the use of reinforced concrete construction
in this country. During the following years the members of the In-
dustry have given much time and energy to the technical develop-
ment of reinforced concrete construction. The public has greatly
benefitted by the activities of the Industry in promoting newp prod-
ucts and types of construction and will no doubt continue to do so as
long as the Industry functions along these specialized lines.
PROVISIONS FOR HOURS AND WAGES

Except in the case of executives, those employed in supervisory
capacities anrd in, technical work and their respective staffs receiving
more than $35.00 per week, truck drivers and those employed in
emergency work, employees in the Reinforcing Materials Fabricating
Industry are limited to an average of not more than 40 hours per week
in any six months' period or more than 48 hours or six days in any
one we~ek.
In the case of truck drivers or their helpers, the mcaxrimnum hours of
em~ploymsent shall not exceed those prevailing in any district under
any union agreement or regulation.
No reclassificattion of employees for the purpose of defeating the
purpose of the Act is permitted, and no employee is permitted to
work; more than the specified maximum hours whether for onze or
more! employers.
~No person under 16 years of age is permitted to wNork in the industry,
and no person under 18 years of age shall be employed in hazardous
work.
The wnage district and the hourly rates of pay for common labor in
these districts are in exact accord with the Steel Code. There is an3
interchange of employees between. m-ills anrd fabricating plants. If
labor costs were increased under this Code, as compared to the Code
for the Steel Industry, it seems quite clear that the small fabhricattors
would be placed at a competitive disadvantage with respect to the
large steel producers who operate fabricating plants for reinforcinga
materials in connection with their ot her steel-mill operations.
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ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THIE CODE

The Industry at present is operating at about 20% of thae 1928
volume, when employeess numbered about 6,000. The present
number of employees is about 47%~j~ of the number employed during
that period, or about 2,800. By im~posinga the limi stations of hours per
week as proposed by the Code, it is estimated that a 60%1 operation
of the Industry would require 100%0 of the number employed by the
I[ndustry7 inl 1928, or an merease of about 3,200 employees. WThen
the Piublic. Works program gets fully under way, a, 60%b operation
is expected.
It develops hat the wage scale proposed under the Code has been
in effect since. September 1st under an approved substitution in. the
President's Reemployment A9gr~erement, and represents an increase
averaging roughly 20%1 over previous average rates.
FINDINGS
I find that:
(a) Th~is Code complies in all respects w~ith the pertinent provisions.
of Title I of the Act, including without limitation subsection (a) of
Section 7 of subsection (b) of Section 10 thereof; and that
(b) Thie Concrete Reinforcing Steel Inst~itut~e :imposes no inequit,
able restriction onl admission to membership therein, and is truly
representative of the Reinforcing lifaterials Fabricating Ilndustry,
anda that
(c) T~he Code is not designed to promote monopolies or to eliminate
or oppress small enterprises, and wil not operate to discriminate
against them, and will tend to effectuate the policy of Title I of the
National Recovery Act.
RECOMMENDATION
I hereby recommend the approval of thze Code of Fair Competition
for the RePinforcing 10atecria~ls Fab~riclt~ing Industr~y.
Respec tf ully,
Iovan S. JToENson,
Administrator.













FOR THIE
REINFORCING MATERIALS ]FABRI[CATIING: INDUSTRY


ARTICLE I--DEFINITIONS
Whrerev-er used in this Code or in any schedule appertaining hereto
the terms hereinrafter in this Article defined shall, unless the context
shall otherwise clearly indicate, have the respective meanings herein-
after in this Article set forth. The definition of any such. term in
the singular shall apply to the use of such term in the plural and
vice versa.
SECTION 1. The term. "the United States" means and includes all
of thie territoryT of the United States of America on the North American
content.
SEc. 2. The term "the Presidenlt" means the Presidenlt of the
United States of America.
SEC. 3. The terms "'Reinforcing Miaterials F~abricating Industry"
and the "Industry mean the business in the United States of selling
reinforcing materials together with both the maintenance of a ware-
house stock of such materials to serve the needs of the territory in
which the warehouse is located and thze operation of a plant or pla~nt~s
equipped with adequate maachinery for at least one of the followig
purposes :
(a) The fabrication of reinforcing bars or spirals, or
(b) The manufacture of road strip, or accessories for reinforced
concrete work, or
(c) TIhe manufacture or conditioning of all types of permanetnt or
removable forms for concrete joist floors or round columns or of
removable metal forms for ~floor slabs in buildings.
SEc. 4. The term. reinforcingg materials" means reinforcing bars,
spirals, road strip, accessories for reinforced concrete work, all types
of permanent and removable forms for concrete joist floors and round
columns, and removable metal forms for ~floor slabs in buildings, wire
mnesh sold in conjunction wNith such materials, and expansion joints
including accessories dire~ctly related to the installation thereof only
when sold together with any of the preceding materials named in this
section, and erection, engineering land ot her services rendered in con-
junction with the sale of such, materials.
SEc. 5. Tlhe! terms "fabrication" or "fabricating" maea~n the cutting
reinforcing bars to specified length, bending reinforcing bars, manu-
facturing Of spirals, bundling, tagging, assembling, or processing,
stockig or watrehousing of any reinforcing materials, and th2e manu-
facture of road strip, reinforced concrete accessories and all types of
permanent and removable forms for concrete. joist floors antd round
columns and removable metal forms for floor slabs in buildings.
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SEc. 6. The term "services'" means services rendered in connee-
tion with sales of reinforcing materials and includes cutting to speci-
fled lengths, shipments from warehouse, fabricating, engineering,
trucking, erection of reinforcing materials and all other services which
aire at any time rendered by a member of th~e Industry or directly or
indirectly procured or arranged! for by any member of the, Industry
in connection wIith any remnforemng material .
SEc. 7". The term memberr of the Industry means and includes,
without limitation, an person, firm, association, corporation, or
other entity engagd in the Industry in the United States.
SEc. 8. The term "the Code"' means and includes thi Code and
all schedules annexed hereto as originally approved by the President
and all amendments hereof anid thereof made as hereinafter in Article
XVII provided.
SEc. 9. The terml "mem~be~r of the Code"' means any member of
the Industry who shal have become a member of the Code as here-
inafter in Art~icle III provided.
SEc. 10. The term "the Institute'" means the Concrete ]Reinfore-
ing Steel Institute, an I~l~liois corporation not for profit, or any
successor corporation.
SEc. 11. The ter ""the Board of D~irectors"' means the Board of
Directors (as from time to time constituted) of the Institute.
SEc. 12. The term '"thie Secret.ary means the secretary of the
Institute at thze tie ~in offce.
SEc. 13. The term "'the Treasurer" means the treasurer of the
Institute at t~he tie in office.
SEc. 14. The term "unfair practice"' mean anzd includes anyg act
described as an unfair practice in AQrticle `VII[I.
SEc. 15. The term "plant'" means a plant for the fabrication of,
or a warehouse for stockiing one or more reinforcing materials.
SEc. 16. The term "prices" meanls prices for remforcing materials
sold, and prices for all types of forms for concrete joist floors and
round columns or removable metal forms for floor slabs in buildings
leased in the Industry, or for services rendered.
SEc. 17. The term "purchaser" means the purchaser of reinforcing
materials or the lessee of all types of forms for concrete joist floors
and round columns or removable metal forms for ~floor slabs ]inl build-
ings or the person for whom any services ar rendered.
SEC. 18. The terms "selling" or '"sale"" mean the selling or sale of
one or more reinforcing materials, or the leasing thereof.
SEc. 19. The term "employee" means an employee engaged in
any phase of the Industry.
SEc. 20. The term "lump sum maean a total sales price for one
or more reinforcing materials.
SEC. 21. The term "base price" of any reinforcing material means
the price for such reinforcing material f.o.b. a, basug point, before
any extras shall be added or any discounts for eary payment or
deductions shall be allowed or made.
SEc. 22. The term "period of free credit" means the period of
time between the date of the invoice of a reinforcing material or the
rendering of a service to the purchaser of such reinforcing material
or service, and the date from and after which such purchaser shall
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matterial or service or any- part thereof which shall not have bee~n
paid prior to the expirl7 t ion of such period.
SEc. 23. The term "date of inv-oice means the date of the invoice
of any reinforcing material.
SEc. 24. The term "discount for early payment means the
amount of the deduction allowed for the payment of an inv-oice of
reinforcing materials before the expiration of the period of free credit
ini respect thereof.
SEC. 25. Thze terms Act and Adminlistrator mean the Na t.ion al
Industrial Recovery Act and the Administrator of TIitle I of said
Act .
SEC. 26. The term~ "the effective date of the Code" means four-
teen (14) days after the date on which the Code shall have been
approved by the President pursuanrt tfo the National Industrial
Recovery Act.
ARTICLE II--PURPOSE OFi THE CODE
SECTION 1. TIhe Code is adopted pursuant to Title I of the National
Industrial Rtecovery Act.
SEc. 2. The purpose of the Code is to effectuate the policy of
Title I of the Nationlal Industrial Recovery Act in so far as it is
applicable to the Industry.
ARTICLE 111-MEMBERSHIP IN THE CODE
SECTION 1. It is of the essence of the Code that all members of
the Industry shall comply. with the provisions of the Code and shall
be entitled to participate in its benefits.
SEc. 2. Any member of the Industry is eligible for membership
in the Code.
SEc. 3. Any member of the Industry desiring to become a member
of the Code may do so by signig a~nd delivering to the Secretary a
letter substantially- in the form set forth in Schedule A attached
hereto.
SEC. 4. The rules and regulations in respect of meetings of members
of the Code and of the Institute are set forth in Ar~ticle XVI.
ARTICLE: IV-flounS or LABOR, RATES OF PAY, AND OTHER COND)I-
TIONS or EMPLOYMENT
SECTION 1. Pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 7 of the National
Industrial Recovery Act and' so long as the Code shall be in, effect, the
Code shall be subject to the following~ conditions:
(1) That employees shall have the right to organize and bargain col-
lectively through representatives of their own choosing, and shall be
free from the interference, restraint, or coercion of employers of labor,
or their agents, in the designation of such representatives or in self-
organization or mn other concerted activities for the purpose of collec-
tive bargaining or other mu tural aid or protection;
(2) That no employee and no one seeking emaploy~ment shall be
required as a condition of employment to join any company union or
to reframl from jonung, orgamlzmg, or assisting a labor orgammzation, of
his own choosing,- and
(31 That employers shall comply with the m~axium hours of labor,
minimum, rates of pa~y, and other conditions of employment, approved
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SEc. 2. The provisions with, respect to hours of labor, rates of payL
and other conditions of employment, set forth i S .chedurle B annexed
hereto, are hereby incorporated in and made a part of this Code; pro-
vided, however, that such provisions with ,respect to hours of labor,
rates of pay, and other conditions of employment shall not apply to
labor engaged in thes erection of reinforcing materials. Thle hours,
wages, and conditions of Labor provided in the separate erection code
which shall here after be approved shall apply to the: erect~ion activities
of fabricators who enage mi the erection of reinforcing materials.
ARTICLE V--ADM6INISTRATION OF THE. CODE
SECTION 1. The administration of the Code shall be under the
direction of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall
have all the powers and duties conferred upon it by the Code and
generally al such powers and duties as shall be necessary or proper
to enable it fully to administer thie Code and to effectuate its purpose.
SEc. 2. The -Secretaryr shall act as Secretary under the. Code.
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, he shall kieep all books
(except books of account) anrd records under the Code anld, except as
such Board shll~ otherwise, provide, shall collect., file, and collate all
statistics and other information required by th~e Board of Dir~ectors
for the proper admlinistration of the Code.
SEc. 3. The Treasurer shall act as Treasurer under the Code and,
under the direction of the Board of Directors, he shall1 have custody
of, and havre charge of the disposition of, all funds collected under thre
Code; and he shall keep proper books of account showing the collec-
tion and disposition t~hereof.
SEc. 41. The B~oard of Direct~ors shall have power from, timne to time
(a) to appoint and remove, and to fix the compensation of, all such
other offcers and employees and all such accountants, attorneys, and
ex-pert~s, as said Board shall deem necessary or proper for t~he purpose
of administering the Code and (b) to fix the compensation of the
Secretary and the Treasurer for their services in acting under the
Code.
SEC. 5. The expenses of administering the Code. shall be appor-
tioned among all t~he members of the Industry receiving the benefits
of the Code or its administration in the following mannelr; thie Board
of Directors mlay fromt time to timle makre such assessmecnts on account
of such expenses and reserves against the members of tlhe Industr
as it shall deem proper and such assessments shal be payableasuh
Board shall specify. The part of such expenses and reserves which
shall be assessed against each member of t~he Industry shall be based
on the proportion which the value of shipmen ts of reinforcing materials
of such member bears to the total value of shipments of reinforcing
materials of all members of the Industry in the same current account-
ing period as determined by the Board of Directors.
SEc. 6. No inequitable restrictions shall be imposed upon member
ship in the Institute or its successor and no material changes shall be
made in the Constitution and/or By-L~aws without the approval of
the Administrator.
SEc. 7. The Administrator may appoint not to exceed three mem-
bers, without vote, to serve with the Board of Directors in its admin-
istration of this Code. Such members if and when appointed shall
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serve for a term of from six months to one year and their appoint-
ments shall be so arranged that they do not exp~ire, at the same timne.
The expenses and compensation of such representatives shall not be
included as an expense of the administration of the Code.
SEc. 8. The Board of Directors shall have the powers and duties
elsewhere provided in this code, subject to the right of the Adminis-
trator, on review, to disapprove or modify any action taken by the
Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VI--FRICES AND TERMS OF PAYMENT
SIECTION 1. None of the members of the Industry shall make any
sale or lease or render any service .in, connection therewith of any
reinforcing material at a price or on terms and conditions more favor-
able to the purchaser than the price, terms, or conditions established
by such member in, accordance with the provisions of this Article and
in effect at the time of such sale or lease; nor, except as otherwise
provided in this Article, shall any member of the Industry make any
contract, sale, or lease with respect to any reinforcing materials at a
price or on terms, and conditions more favorable to the purchaser
thereof than the price, terms, and conditions established as aforesaid
and in effect at the time of the making of such contract.
SEc. 2. The following places shall be the basing points fof rein-
forcing bars and spirals and shall be used and adhered to by each
member of the Industry in publishing h2is base prices and in, the sale
of such reinforcing materials, except as may be otherwise provided
from time to time by the Board of Directors, or by the Administrator:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Buffalo, NewT York
Cleveland, Ohio
Chicago, Illinzois
Gary, Indiana
BEirrmmgham, Alabama
Yroungstown, Ohio
Gulf Ports (Consisting of Mobile, Ala.; NewT Orleans, La.;
and Orange, Port Arthur, Beaumont, Baytown, Galveston,
a~nd Houston, Texas)
Pacific Coast Ports (Consisting of San Pedro, Calif.; San
Fra~ncisco, Calif.; Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Wash-
mngton)
All other reinforcing materials shall be sold on the basis of basing
points or zones filed by the members of the Industry with the Secre-
tary and approved by the Board of Directors.
SEc. 3. Each member of the Industry shall, not later than the
effective date of the Code, file with the Secretary a list showing the
prices for all his reinforcing materials (including all services and all
extras)t and from and after such time such member shall at all times
maintam on ~file with the SecretaryT a list showing the prices for all his
reinforcing materials and shall not make any change ini such prices
except as provided in this Article. TIhe Board of Directors may pre-
scribe the form to be filled out by the members of the Indust~ry in
filing their individual lists of prices with. the Secretary. Ealch such
list shall state the date upon which. it shall become effective, which
date shall be not less than, ten days after the date of filing such list
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filed by any member of the I~ndustry as above provided shall take
effect on the effective date of the Code. None of the prices shown in
any list filed by any1 m~ember of t~he IndustryT as herein pr~ovided shall
be changed except by the filing by such member writ~h thle Secretatry
of a new list of its prices, which shaall become effective on the effective
date therein specified, which shall nzot be less than ten days after the
date on which such new price list shall have: been so filed, except as
provided in Section 11 of this Article. All prices shown in, the list so
filed shall constitute the published prices of such member for the rein-
forcing materials and for the basing points and zones shown in such
list. Lists of prices filed with the Secretary pursuant to this Section 3
shall be open to inspection at all reasonable times by anyone.
SEc. 4. Except as otherwise provided in this Article of the Code, all
prices quoted and billed by any member of the Industry for any rein-
forcing materials sold by such m~ember fromrz and after thze effective
date of the Code shall be delivered prices, wh~lich in the case of anyr
reinforcing material sold by zones shall be the delivered price includ-
mng all extras throughout the applicable zone, and in the case of reinr-
forcing bars and spirals shall be not,less than the sum of (a) the
published base prices of such member for such reinforcing materials
effective at the time of the sale thereof and (b) the published extras of
such member for such reinforcingr materials effective at the time of
sale thereof and (c) the all-rail published tariff freight charges from the
basing point on which such base price is based to the place of delivery
to the purchaser thereof, or, if such place of delivery shall be at such
basing point, t~he published tariff switchlinga charges to such place of
delivery from the plant at such basing point nearest in terms of such
switching charges, to such place of dehlvery; provided, however, that
in any case in which such reinforcing bars and spirals shatll be delivered
by other than all-rail transportation, thle member of the Industry
selling such reinforcing materials may allow to the purchaser a redtuc-
tion in the delivered price otherwise charg~eable under this Section at
a rate which shall have been previouslypulheadferprol
by the Board of Directors, filed wit~h tlhe Scrtay and ale provided
further that any member of the Industry may alow to any djealer who
is a member of the Code a discount from any such list of prices or a
commission to any agent to or, through whzom such member shall sell
such reinforcing material prov-ided such aember s~hal havre complied
with the provisions of Sectioln 5 and 6 of t~his article. RIeinforcing
material may be sold to a dealer at a dealer's discount only when
purchased by such dealer for resale.
SEc. 5. A~ny quotation, contract of sale or sale made by any agent
for a member of the Industry shall be made in the namett of such mem-
ber of the Industry by such agent.
SEc. 6. Each member of the Industry shall file with the Secretary
five days before the effective date of the Code and thereafter maintain
on file a full, correct and uip-to-date list of the names and addresses
of all dealers, agents or other persons to whom such member allows,
pays, or is under contract to pay any discount, commission, bonus or
other compensation based on the volume or value of reinforcing miate-
rials sold, except salaried employees devoting their ful working time
to the service of any member of the Industry which will directly or
indirectly permit any such person to acquire reinforcing materials at
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provided. The names and addresses of all such dealers, agents, or
other persons shall be so placed on file not less than twenty (20) days
before any member of the Industry shall sell anry such dealer, agent
or other person at any suchz discount, except that any member of the
Industry mnay sell any dealer, agent, or other person whose name and
address shall bave been so placed on file five days prior to the effectiv-e
datecr of this Code. Such member shall also list and maintain with
the Secretary a full, correct and up-to-date list of the rates or amounts
of all such discounts, commissions, bonuses and other compensation
as specified in the preceding sentence paid to each such person. All
such lists so filed shall be open to the inspection of any member of the
Industry at any- reasonable time., The Board of Directors shall have
power to determine if any such discounts, commissions, bonus or other
remuneration has been or may be used as a m~eanls of effecting a depar-
ture from any published price of such member and if the Board of
Directors shall so determine, it may require any member of the Code
to modify any such discount, cormmission, bonus or other compensation.
Each such decision shall be subject to review by the Adinistrator
and to his disapproval in whole or in part. Nio contract or arrange-
ment for the payment of any discount, commission, bonus or other
com~Lpensation referred to in. this Section other than contracts or
arrangements in effect on the effective date of the Code shall become
effective until ten (10) days after the filing hereinzbefore provided
'except that contracts or arrangements in effect at the time of the ap-
proval of this Code byT thae President shall be filed as herein provided
at least five days prior to the effective date of the Code.
SEC. 7. The Board of Directors shall have power on its own, inritia-
tive, or on the complaint of any member of the Industry, to investigate
any price for any reinforcing material shown in, any- list filed with the
Secretary by any member of the Code, and for the purpose of the
investigation thereof to require such member to furnish such, pertinent
information concerning the cost of fabricating, handling, and selling
such product as the Board of Directors shall deem necessary or proper
for such purpose. If the Board of Directors after such investigation
shaall determine that such price is an unfair price for such reinforcing
material, having regard to thne cost of manufacturing, hlandling, and
selling such reinforcing material, and that the maintenance of such
unfair price will result in, unfair competition in the Industry, the
Board of Directors may require the member of the Code that filed
the list in which such unfair price is shown to file a new list showing a.
fair price for such reinforcing material, which fair price shall become
effective immediately upon the filing of such list. If such member
of the Code shall not within tenz days after notice to it of such deter-
mination by the Board of Directors file a new list showingr such fair~
price for such reinforcing material, the Board of Dir~ectors shall have
pwer to fix a fair price for such reinforcing material, which fair price,
hwever, shaall not be more than the price of any other member of
thle Code at that time effective for such reinforcing material and in
respect of which the Board of D~irectors shall not theretofore have
begun an, investigation or a com plainrt shall not have been ladeby
any member of the Industry. Whe~n the decision of suchBor
fixing such fair price shall have been filed with the Secret ary and the
SecretaryT shall have given notice thereof to such mlemnber, such fair
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until it shall have been changed as in the Code provided. A notice
of all decisions of the Board of Direct~ors under ths Section 7, together
with the reasons therefore, shall be filed with the Administrator, and
each such decision shall be subject to his disapproval in whole or in
part.
SEc. 8. Except a~s in Section 9 of this Article of th Code otherwise
provided, the maximum rates of discount for early paymlentl ad the
maximum periods of free credit which may be allowed by any member
of the Industry shall be the rates and periods specified in Section 9
of this Article unless and until such rates or such periods shal be
changed by the Board of Directors by the affimlative vote of two-
thirds of the whole Board and filed with thze Secretar. Except as
aforesaid, all invoices for reinforcing materials sold by- any member
of the Industry after the effective date of the Code shall bear inter-
est from and after the exrpirat~ion of the period of free credit at a
rate which shall be not less than the then current rate established by
the Board of Directors and filed with the Secretaryr. Nothing in the
Code contained shall prevent any member of the Industry~ from allow-
ing credit to any purchaser or allowing anry purchaser to delay. paty-
ment in respect of any invoice for a longer period than the maxunum
period of free credit specified in Section 9 of this Article; but, if any
member of the Industry shall allow credit to any purchaser or allow
any purchaser to delay payment in respect of an invoice for a period
longer than such maximum period of free credit, then such member
shall charge and collect interest on the amount in respect of which
credit shall be so allowed or the payment of which shall have been so
delayed at a rate not less than the current rate established and filed
as aforesaid.
SEC. 9. Maximum rates of discount for earl payment shall be as
follows: exceptt for erection or removal services) one half of one per-
cent (J{ of 1%7) if the invoice of such reinforcing materials shall be
paid within ten (10) days from the date of such invoice- provided,
however, in the latter cases, that any member of the Industry may
allow such discount of one half of one percent (J( of 1%6) for payment
within ten (10) days on the basis of settlements three (3) times in
each month, as follows:
(a) On invoices for reinforcing materials dated fI~rom the let to the
10th, inclusive, in any month, such discount may be allowed on
payment of such invoices on or before the 20th of such month;
(b) On invoices for reinforcing materials dated fro the 11th to
the 20th, inclusive, in any month, such discount may be allowed on
payment of such invoices on or before the 30th day of such month;
(c) On invoices for reinforcing materials dated from the 21st to the
end of any month, such discount may be allowed on payment of such
invoices on or before the 10th of the next following month.
Any discount allowed in accordance with the provisions of this
Article shall apply only to the invoiced value of the reinforcing
materials specified or service rendered therein and not to any part of
the transportation charges on such products.
All reinforcing materials shall be invoiced on terms of net cash
within 30 days from date of invoice -xcept where the sale of such
products call for their erection and/or removal, in which case the
terms of payment shaUl be on a net monthly estimate basis as follows:
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made by the seller of the value of material and wlork performed.
85%/ of such estimate shall be paid on or before the 15th of the
following month. The balance of such estimate shall be paid w~ithin
30 days after substantial completion. of the wviork covered by the
seller's contract.
SEC. 10. Fior all purposes of this Alrticle, a delivery of any rein-
forcing material made pursuant to a contract of sale shall be r~egarded
as a sale thereof mad-e at the time of the making of such contract.
Except in the case of reinforcing manter~ial required for a specified
definite project, none of the mlembercIs of the Industry shall make any
contract of sale of any reinforcing me terial by the terms of which.
the shipment of or rendering any service in connection with such
reinforcing material is not required to be completed before the en~d of
the calendar quarter-year ending not more? than four months after
the date of the making of such contract.
SEC. 11. Any member of the Industry may change his published
prices by filing with the Secretatry in the manner hereinbefore pro-
vided, to become effective in less than ten days after such. filing in
order to equal the prices published by any other member of the
Industry on, the effective date of such prices.
SEc. 12. In the event of an increase in the published prices of any
member of the Industry, such member may make a contract of sale
at his published price in effect prior to such increase, provided such
member shall have filed withn the Scr~ctaryy on or before the effective
date of such increase a copy, in such form as may be required by the
Board of Directors, of a provisional contract with the purchaser.
Such pro-visional contract shall require the purchaser to purchase the
reinforcing materials coveilred by such contract within thirty (30)
days (except where the requirements of governmental invitation to
bid call for a longer period) after the effective date of such increase in
published prices and use such reinforcing materials inr the construction
of an identified project, in the event such purchal1ser shall be awarded
the contract under a bid whereby such purchaser is obligated to a
third party if the bid is accepted.
Slic. 13. Each member of the Industry shall publish size extras and
trucking charges. Such rates may be revised from time to time by
the Board of Directors with the approval of the Adm~inistrator to
conform with thke trade practice customary in the Industry.
SEc. 14. A sale made b-y any mlembler of the Industry through any
agent or other company or person affiliated with or representing such
member shall be deemed to be a sale made by such member.
S-EC. 15. Nothing in this ~Article contained shall be deemed to apply
to or affect the sale of any reinforcing material for direct shipment inz
export trade by any member of the Industry within the meaning of
the termr "export trade" 'as it is used in, the Export Trade Act or,
unless and to tlhe extent that the Board of Directors shall othlerwse
determine, the sale of any product by any such member for direct
shipment to the Philippines, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico or other insular
possessions of thze United States of America.
SIEc. 16. All contracts for reinforcing materials shall, be in writiner
and all verbal orders or sales calling for more than one shipment shali
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ARTICLE V~II-ESTIMATING BUREAUS
SECTION 1. Each member of the Industry submitting a lump sum
bid on a specified project where the total value of all t~he, reinforcing
materials on such project is over three hu~ndred dollars ($300.00) lo-
cated in a district m which a quantity Estimating Bureau has been
established or approved bg the Board of Directors shall purchase an
estimate? of quantities of remforcing materials required on such project
from such ~Bureau. Each member of the Industry selling reinforcing
materials in such, district shall deposit a copy of his indiv-idual current
price lit currently applicable in such distrct with. such Bureau, and
such Burea~u shall applg- t~he price lists of the individual member of
the Industry to the various item~s anid kinrds of reinforcing materials
included in the Bureau's estimate on any specified project, and such
quantity estimate so priced shall be used by the individual member in
submitting his lump sum bid on. any specified project.
SEc. 2. No member of the IndustryI shall guarantee any quantity
or lump sum price on a project in a territory where an Estimating
]Bureau hias been established or approved by the Board of 1Directors
except the quantity or lump sum price secured by such member from
a Bureau established or approved by the Board of Directors.
SEc. 3. No member of the Industry shall quote any "'average unrit
price where the approxima te total value of all the reinforcing mate-
rials on such project is over three hundred dollars ($300.00) on a proj-
ect in a territory ~where an Estimlating Bureau has been established
or approved by the Board of D~irectors unless t~he quantityp estimtze
on which such average unlit price is based has beenl secured by such
member for the proj ect or order in question from, an Est imaiting BEu reau
established by or approved by the Boar of Directors. W~hereve~1r
a member of th2e Industr sells on a unit price, hze shall not guarantee
any lump sumn or quantity.
SEC. 4. When quoting to a purchaser, no member of the Industry
shall revise the design or specificat.ions or request an alternate or
revised estimate fromt any Estimatinga Bureatu except in th2e ev~ent
of a material structural change approved as such by the appropriate
local Est~imating Bureau.
SEC. 5. For any specified terriory, upon the complaint of anoy
member of the Industry, or upon its own initiative the Board o
Directors may issue a ruling changing th minium specified limi
above which the purchase of a quantity estimate is required in accord-
ance with the provisions of this Article VII[ fromn the value of three
hundred dollars ($300.00) for thle total value of all th reinforcing
materials on a project as set forth in Sections 1 and 3 of tluis Article
VII, if, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, the maintenance of
such limit would disrupt. the normal course of business in any specified
territory or work undue hardship upon the members of the IndusryB
operating in such territory. l such rulings and decisions ofth
Board of Directors shall be published immediately byI the Secretary
to all members of the Industr and shall become effective not less
than ten days after the date of such publication by th Board of
Directors.
SEc. 6. Each approved Estimating Bureau shall maintain on file
a copy of the summary of each quantity estimate together with any
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by any member of the Industry only- after a contract-has been closed
for the sale on a lump sum basis of the materials called for by the
respective estuna~te.
ARTIICLE: VIII--UNIFAIRE PRACTICES
SIECTION 1. For all purposes of the Code the follow-ing acts shall
constitute unfair practices aznd shall be deemed to be unfair methods
of competition in commerce w-ithin the meaning of the ]Federal Trade
Commr~ission Act as emen~ded, and the using or employing of any of
them shall be deemed to be a vio-lrr t ion of the Code, and any member
of the Industry which shall directly, or indirectly through any officer,
employee, agent, or representative, use or employ any of such unfair
practices shall be guilty of a violation of the Code.
(a) Maklingr or promising to any purchaser or prospective purchaser
of any reinforcing material, or to any officer, employee, relative, agent.,
or representative of any such purchaser or procspecctive purchaser or to
any governmental employee or representative, any bribe, gratuity,
gift, or other payment of remuneration, directly or indirectly.
(b) Plrocuring, otherwise than. with the consent of anly member of
the Industry, any information concerning the business of such member
with knowv~lege? that such information is properly regarded by it as
a trade secret or confidential within. its organization, other than
information relating to a violation of any provisicln of -the Code.
(c) Imitating or simulating any design, style, mark, or brand used
by any other member of the Industry.
(d) Using or substitutingr any material superiorl or inferior in
quality to that specified byv the specifier ahd purchaser of anyy rein-
forcing material or using or substituting any' material or any method
of manufactuzre not in accord with any applicable law, rule, or regula-
tion of any governmental authority.
(e) Ca~ncelling inl whole or in part, or permitting the cancellation
in whole or in part of, any contract of sale of any reinforcinrg material,
except for a fair consideration.
(f) Paying or allowing or offering to any purchaser in connection
with the sale of any reinforcing material any rebate, commission,
credit, discount, adjustment or similar concession other thazn as is
permitted by the Code anzd specified in the contract of sale.
(g) Disseminating, publishing, or circulating any false or misleading
information relative to anyS remnforemng manterial or price for any
product of any member of the Industry, or the credit standing or
ability of any member thereof to perform any work or fabricate or
produce any reinforcing material, or to the conditions of emlploym~ent
among the employees of any mnember thereof.
(h) Inducing or attempting to induce by any mleans any party to
a contract with a member of the Industry to violate suchn contract.
(i) Aiding or abetting any- person, firm~, association, or corporation
mi any unfair practice.
(j) M/laking or giving to any purchaser of any reinforcing material
any guaranty or protection in any form against decline in the market
price of such reinforcing mater~ial.
(k) Stating in the invoT~iceC of a~ny rePinforrncin material as the date
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any service mn connection woith such reinforcing material, or mecluding
in any invoice any reinforcing material shipped or service rendered on
a date earlier than the date of such invoice. In the case of lump-sum
contracts, the invoices of partial shipments or services shall be at
least proportionate to the shipments or services rendered.
(1) Making any sale or contract of sale of any reiniforcin~g material
under any description which does not fully describe such reinforcing
material in terms customarily used in the Industry.
(m) Rendering to any person any engineering or other service in~
connection w~ith any reinforcing material unless compensation shal
be made for such service at the published rate of the renderer.
(n) Mlaking any misrepresentation as to the quality, quantity,
origin, or other material condition of anyT reinforcing* materCial or
service.
(0) Where different reinforcinga materials or other mat~erialls ar
contracted for sale or bid on at the same time or for the same job,
failure to separately itemize each different kind and class of reinforcing
material or failure to state the kind and quality or grade of such
material, provided that lump-sum prices may be quoted on reinforcing
bars and spirals including fabricating, engineering, and transportation
charges and these materials and services shall be deemed of the same
kind and class.
(p) Submission of more than one bid or quotation whether verbal
or rit~ten to any purchaser or prospective purchaser on any specified
material on a definite project except in the event of a material change
in the plans and/or specifications of the project., and except in the
event of a decrease in the published prices of the producers of the raw
material in question notification of which shall have been given byr
t~he Secrretary~ to t~he Induat~ry or in t~he event. of a, change in the pub-
lished price of any other member of this Industry. Nothing in this
rule shall be deemed to prevent a member of the Industry frm cor-
recting any typographlical or other unintentional mlist.akce provided
that notice of any such correction shall first be given to the Secretary.
(q) Acceptance of any form of paper or security in payment at
more than the true value thereof.
(r) Any offer or agreement to finance any purchaser of reinforcing
materials other than the extension of credit for materials sold by the
member of the Industry extending such credit.
(s) The shipment of any foreign steel not marked in accordance
with the requirements of the Treasury Department of th~e U;nited
States, with the full name of the country of origin on each piece,
provided, however, that this rule shall not be applicable to stocks
of foreign steel in the possession of or owned by members of the In-
dustryv at the effective date of the Code and listed with the Secretary
on or before such date, who shall also be notified of all shipments
from such stocks and the date they are exhausted.
(t) Entering into contracts for reinforcing materials without actual
obligation on the part of the buyer to purchase any specific quantity
for delivery within a specified time, or for any particular job or jobs.
(u) Making the acceptance of a separately priced nonreinforcing
material in a quotation or the making of another quotation for a
nonreinforcing material contingent upon the acceptance of a quota-
tion for reinforcing materials.
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(V) To ship or receive reinforcing materials on. conlsignmaent or
enter into any agreement, subsequent to the effective date of the
Code, which would result in the shipment of reinforcing materials on
consignment.
(wV) To render or secure inspection services (except regular mill
test reports or retests after rejection) at other than the actual and
customary rate charged for such inspection by established inspection
organizations.
ARTICLE IX-REPORTS AND STATISTICS
SECTION 1. Tihe Board of Directors shall have power from time to
time to require each. member of the Industry to furnish to the
Secretary, in confidence, such information concerning the reinforcing
materials production, shipments, sales, and unfilled orders of such
member and the hours of labor, rates of pay, and other conditions of
employment at the plant or plants of such m~embe~r alnd such ot her
information as the Board of Directors shall deem necessary or proper
in order to effectuate the purpose of the Code and the policy of T'itle I
of the National Industrial Recovery Act. T'he ]Boa~rd of Directors
maay require that any such information be -furnishedt periodically at
such times as it shall specify and may, require that any or all inform~a-
tion furnished be sworn to or otherwise certified or authenticated as
it shall prescribe. Failure of any member of the Industry promptl
to furnish to the Secretary information required by the Board o
Directors and substantially in the form prescribed shall constitute a
violation of thae Code. The Board of Directors shall not require any
information regarding trade secrets or publication of the namies of thze
customers of any mnemrber of thetr Industry~. In the case of members of
the Industry rolling reinforcing bars, the B3oard of Directors shall
ha-ve no authority to call for information relative to any mill operation
prior to the time that reinforcing bars~leave the hot beds.
SEc. 2. Any or all information furnished to the Secretary- by anly
member of th~e Industry shall be subject to checking for the purpose
of verification by- an examination of the books and accont~s antd
records of such. member by any disinterested person or persons
mutually agreed upon by the Board of Directors and the member
of the Industry whose books and accounts and records are to be
examined or by a person or persons nominated by the Board of
Directors and approved by the A2dministrator. The cost of each
such examination shall be treated as an expense of administering the
Code; provided, however, that, if upon such examination any such
information shall be shown to have been incorrect in a~ny meiteriazl
respect, such cost shall be paid by the member of the Industry which
furnished such. information.
SEC. 3. To the extent that any information furnished to the Secre-
tary in accordance with the provisions of the Code is of confidential
character, such information shall be treated by the Secretalry as
strictly confidential; and no publication thereof to anyone or mn anty
mann~er shall be made other than inr combination wcith similar infor-
mation of the Industry in which case the publication shall be made
only in such manner as will avoid the disclosing separately of such
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SEc. 4. In addition to information required to be submzitted to the
Board of Directors, therre shal be furnished to the Administ~rator such
statistical information as he~ may require pursuant to the provisions
of Section 3 (a) of the National Industrial Recov9ery Act.
ARTICLE X*-BCKCHTARG ES
SECTION 1. NTo backehargesJ or other refund or allowa~nce of a claim
of any purchaser shall be granted or paid by any member of the
Industry if the purpose or effect thereof is to effect a secret or discrim
inatory allowance, or a discount from any published price.
SEc. 2. A statement of each1 baeckeharge, refund or allowance for
claim granted or paid by any member of the Industry shall be filed
with the SecretaryT as may be required by the Board of DIirec tors.
ARTICLE XI---ItEINFLORCING A-f~ATERIALS PRODUCED BELOW
ESTABLISHED EMrnoYMENT CONDITIONS

SECTION 1. On any complaint of any violation of this Alrticle
accompanied by a prima face showing of such violation, the Board
of Directors may requir thie party complained of to assume the bur-
den of showing that such reinforcing material was produced or
fabricated at hours of labor, rates of pay- and other conditions in
accordance with the applicable Code.
AnaIcLE XII--SE$RVICES
SECTION 1. Where any member of this Industry renders, procures
or arranges for, directly or in~dirctl, any service whatsoever in
connection with the sale or contract for sale of any reinforcing ma-
teral, such member of the IndustryJ must publish hiis prices, file them,
and adhere to al conditions hereinbefore set forth as apply~ing to
reinforcing materials, as if the sale of such services were in3 fact t~he
sale of reinforcing materials.
ARTICLE X:I~I-STANDARD ]PRACTICE: AND FORM OF CONTRCACTP
SECTION 1.--The REules of Standard Practice attached hereto as
Schedule C, subject t~o such modifications as m~ayr be mlade from tie
to time by the Board of Directors shall control thIe interpretation of
plans, specifications, and contracts.
SEC. 2. All contracts entered into by any member of the Indust~ry
for the sale of reinforcing materials and any quotations thereof shall
contain the provisions of the Standard Form of Contract attached
hereto, as Schedule D, subject to such modifications as may be made
from time to time by the Board of Dirrectors.
ARTICLE XIVrT-PENALTIES ANDL IAMAGES'
SEc. 1. Recognizing that thze violation by an~y member of' the
Industry of any provision of the Code will disrupt the normal course
of fair competition in the Industry and cause serious damage to other
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amount of such damage to any member of the Industry or the public,
it is hereby agreed byy and among all members of the Code! that each
member of the Code wvho shall violate any such prov-ision shall unless
otherwise specified by the Board of Directors payg to the Instit~ute
as and for liquidated damages the sum of $10.00 per tonl of anyT remn-
forcing material or twenty percent (20%J) of the entire sales price
of any contract for sale of reinforcing materials, whichever is the
larger, sold or contracted for sale by such member in violation of any
such provisions.
SEc. 2. Upon the complaint of any mlember of the Code that any
act of anyg member of the Code constitutes an unfair practice under
;the Code, the Board of Directors may provide for the investigation,
hearing and decision of such complaint through such committee, im-
partial tribunal or otherwise as it may from time to time determine
and except as otherwise in this Article provided the Board of Directors
or such committee or other tribunal may assess such liquidated damo-
ages or other penalty or take such other action to refer the complaint
to the American1 Iron anid Steel Institute or any committee or tribunal
established by such Institute as it may deem necessary or desirable
in, order to effectuate the policy of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act or the provisions of this Code.
SEC. 3. All amoounts so paid to or collected under this Article shall
be used by the Institute for the more eflfectivPe Administration and
application of the Code and may be applied in the reduction of the
assessments pro rata, of' all members of thre Code hereinbefore pro-
vrided for.
SEc. 4. Each member of the Industry wlho m~akes application to
become a member of the Code shall agree with every other member
that the Code constitutes a valid and bmlding contract by and among
all members of the Code and that, in addition to all penalties andj
liabilities imposed by statute, anyT violation. of any provision of the
Cod byanysuch member thereof shall constitute a breach of such
contract anchd~ ~ shall subject the mlember guilty of such violation to
liability for liquidated damages pursuant to the provisions of the
Code.
SIEc. 5. Anything in the Code to the contrary notwithstanding,
the Board of Directors by the a~ffimative vote of two thirds of the
whole Board may waive any liability for liquidated damaages imposed
by or pursuant to any provision of thze Code for any violation of
any provision. thereof, if in its discretion it shall decide that such
violation was innocently made and that the collection of such dam-
ages will not to any material extent tend to effectuate the policy of
Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
ARTICLE XVGENIERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 1: Any notice, demand, or request required or permitted
to be given to or made upon any mrember of the Industry shall be
Eiu~fficiently given if maailed postage prepaid addressed to such member
at thze address of such member on file with the Secretary. Af wawver
in writing signed by any member of the Industry of any such. notice,
demand or request and delivered to thae Secretary shall ~be deemned to
be the equivalent of a notice, demand, or request duly givTen or made,
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when such notice, demand, or request wcas required or permitted to
be given or made.
SEc. 2. Nothing contained in the Code shall be deemed to con-
stitute the members of the Code or of thie Industr; ]partners for any
pu rpose. None of the members of the Code or of the IndustryT shall
be liable in any manner to anyone for any act of any other member
of t~he Code or of the: Industry or for any act of the BEoard of D~irectors,
the Treasurer, or the Secretary, or anyr commit t t~ee, off3ice-r or employee
appointed under the Code.
SEC. 3. PursuaDL t0 subsect~ion (b) of Section 10 of the ~National
Industrial Recovery Act, the President mayr from time to tim cancel
or modify any order, approval, license, rule, or regulation issued
underT~itle I of said Act.
SEc. 4. Any action taken by the Bloard of Directors for the: purpose
of making effective the provisions of the Code shall be :reported to the
Administrator.

ARTICLE XVI-1\f EMB3ERSHIP MEETINGS AN\D IYOTIN:G PTOWIERIN THE
INSTITUTE
SECTION 1. Every member of the Industryr who shall become a
member of the Code in the manner provided for in Article III and
who shall not be in default in the payment of any assessment or the
observance of any provision of the Code shall be a member of the
Institute.
SEC. 2. A meeting of members of the. Institute may be! called and
held at any time by order of the Board of D~irectors, or by members
of the Institute having the right to cast at least 50%0 of al the vIotes
that might be cast at such meeting, if all the members of the Inst~itute
were present threat, or not less than six days' notice to each of such.
members stating the time and place of such meeting aind the purposes
thereof.
SEc. 3. At each meeting of the members~ of the Institute, each
member thereof shall have as many votes as shall equal the quotient
obtained by dividing by 100,000 the aggregate amount. in dollars of the
invoiced value of t.he reinforcing materials delivered by such member
for consumption within the United States during the preceding cal-
endar year. Fractions in such quotient shrall be disregarded; pr~o-
vided, however, that each member of the Institute shall have at least
one vote. All questions as to the number of votes which each member
of the Institu te shall be entitled to cast a~t an meeting of lthe members
thereof shall be determined in such manner as mlay be provided by the
Board of Directors. Any person or firmly whEo shall be a member of the
Institute may, and any association or corporation which shall be a
member of the Code shall, vote at meetings of the members of the
Institute by proxy in writing duly executed by such member and filed
with the Secretary. Such proxy shall not be effective for more than
one specified meeting or any adjournment thereof.
SEc. 4. At each meeting of the members of the Institute, members
thereof present in person or by proxy having the right to cast at
least fifty percent (50%/) of all the votes that might be cast at such
meeting, if all the members of the Institute wer present threat, shall
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but less than a quorumn m~y adjourn any meeting until such time as a
quorum. is present.
SEc. 5. TChe Board of D~irectors shall at all times maintain its rep-
resentative character as the governing body of the Industry. If at
any time any member, members, or division of thze Industry shall, as
th2e result of any provision of the Code or any interpretation thereof
or decision. thereunder, be deprived of its or their fair representation
in the governing body of the Industry (on the basis of the invoice
values in this Article set forth), the Board of Directors shall make such
further provision in, order that the governng body shall at all times
be truly representative of the Industry. For this purpose the Board
of Directors shall provide for such amendments to the Bylaws of the
Institute or for the creation of a newe or enlarged code authority as may
be necessary or desirable to constitute the governing bodyothIn
dustry truly representative of all members and divisions ofteIds
try. Such new or enlarged code authority shall have all the powers
and be subject to all the obligations set forth in the Code with respect
to the Board of D~irectors.

ARTICLE XVII--AMENDMENTS--T ERMINATION
SECTION 1. The Code may be amended at any- time in the manner
haereinafter provided. The changbing of any Schedule hereto or the
addition hereto of any new Schedule shall constitute an amendment
of the Code. All amendments shall be proposed by the! Board of
Directors by~ vote of the majority of the members thereof at the timne
in off~ice. Each amendment so proposed shall be submitted to a meet-
ing of the members of t~he Institute which shaall be called for such pur-
pose upon notice given in accordance with the provisions of the Code.
If at such meeting at least 75%0 of all the votes cast at such mneetinlg
shall be in favor of the adoption of such amendment, such amendment
shall be submitted by the Board of Directors to the President for
approval, if approval thereof by him shall then be required by law.
Every such amendment shall take effect as a part of th3e Code upon
the adoption thereof by the members of the Code as above provided
and the approval thereof by the Presidenrt, if approval thereof by hima
shall be required as aforesaid. Any member of the Industry may
recommend amendments of thze Code to the Boatrd of Directors or to
the Administrator.
SIEC. 2. Upon the termination of the Code all obligations and lia-
bilities under the Code shall cease, except those for unpaid assess-
maents theretofore made in accordance withL the provisions of the Code
and those for liquidated damages theretofore accrued under anly pro-
vision of the Code.
Approved Code No. 127.
Registry No. 111~8--08.























SCH-'EDULIE A


FORM OF LETTER OF ASSIENT TO TH~E CODE
To the S1ECRE;TARY OF CONORESTE REINF*ORCING STPEEIL INSTITUTE,
8885 Nlorth Mlichiganl Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.
DEAR SIR: The undersigned desiring to become a member of the Code of Fair
Competition of the Reinforcing M~aterials Fiabricatting Industry, a copy of which
is annexed hereto marked Annes A, hereby assents to all of the provisions of said
Code (hereinafter reered to as the Code), and, effective ats of the date on which
the Code shall have been approved by the President of the United States of
America. as therein provided, or as of the date on which this letter shall have
been delivered, if delivery thereof shall have been made subsequent to the date
on which the Code shall have been approved by said President as aforesaid,
by the signing and delivery of this letter becomes a member of the Code and effec-
tive as aforesaid hereby agrees with every person, firm, association and corpora-
tion who shall then be or thereafter become a mnemaber of thec Code, that th
Code shall constitute a valid anld binding& contract between the undersigned and
all such other members.
For all purposes of the Code, the address of the undersigned, until written
notification of change shall be filed with you, shall be as set forth at the foot of
this letter.
Very truly yours,
Name of Com pany.


Nam of eoer.


Alddrs
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SCHEDULE B


HounS or LABOR, RATES OF PAY AND OTHER CONDITIONS OF EM~PLOYMVENT

SECTION 1. Except in the case of executives, those employed in supervisory
capacities and in technical work and their respective staffs receiving more than
$35.00 per week or over, truck drivers, and those employed in emergency wvork
involving breakdowns or requiring the protection of life or property and so long
as employees qualified for the work required shall be available in the respective
localities where such work shall be required, none of the members of the Industry
shall cause or permit any employee to work at an average of more than 40 hours
per week in any six months period, or to work more than forty-eight (48) hours
or more than six (6) days in any one week. For the purposes of this Section 1
the first six months period for each employee in the employ of any member of
the Industry at the effective date in the Code shall begin with that date, and the
first six months period for any employee thereafter employed by alny member
of the Industry shall begin with the date of employment of such employee by
such member. After the date of the employment by any maember of the! Industry
of any employee such member shall not knowingly permit such employee whio
also shall have performed work for one or more! other employers to work for such
member such number of hours as would result in a violation of the Code, had all
such work been performed for such member.
SEc. 2. None of the members of the Industry shall employ in or about its plants in
the Industry any person under 16 years of age and no one under 18 years shall be
employed on hazardous work. Within each state, members of the Industry shall
comply with any laws of such state imposing more stringent requirements regu-
lating the age of employees, wages, hours of work or health, fire, or general working
conditions, than under the Code.
SEC. 3. For the purposes of this Schedule the wage districts described in Sec-
tion 5 of this Sc~hedule B have been. established.
SEc. 4. Until changed by amendment of the Code as hereinbefore in Article
XVII provided, the minimum rates of pay per hour which shall be paid by mem-
bers of the Industry for common labor in the Industry in the respective! wage
districts described in such Section 5 shall be the rates set forth in Section 6 of this
Schedule B. None of the members of the Industry shall pay common, laborers
in its employ in the Industry in any such districts any rate of pay less than the
rate specified for such district in Section 6, and any violation of this provision of
the Code shall be deemed an unfair practice. Such rates of pay shall not, how-
ever, be understood to be the maximzum rates of pay for their respective districts;
but, until changed as aforesaid, none of the members of the Industry shall be
required to payr its common laborers in the Industry in any of such districts a
rate of pay higher than the rate specified for such districts in Section 6, except as
such member shall have agreed to pay such higher rate in, any agreement hereto-
fore or hereafter made by such member with its employees. Until this provision
shall have been changed by amendment as aforesaid, each member of the Industry
will pay to each of its employees in the Industry who on July 14th, 1933, was re-
ceiving a rate of pay per hour in excess of the rate of pay per hour then being paid
by such member for common labor a rate of pay per hour which shall be at least
15% greater than that which such employee was then receiving; provided, how-
ever, that the foregoing provision shall not be so construed as to require anly mem-
ber of the Industry to make any increase in the rate of pay per hour to be paid by
such member to any of its employees in any wrage district that will result in a rate
of pay per hour which shall be higher than the rate of pay per hour paid to em-
ployees doing substantially the same class or kind of labor in the same wage
district by any other member of the Industry which shall have increased its rates
of pay per hour in accordance with such provisions. In the case of employees per-
forming work for which they are paid per piece of work performed, the minimum
rate of pay which each member of the Industry shall pay such employee for such
work shall, at the average production rate of anly such employee, produce at least
the minimum rate of pay per hour provided in thiis Code for the same class of labor
at such plant.
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SEC. 5. The description of the watge districts is as follows:
1. Eastern District.--Comprises tha~t part of the United States which is north
of the State of Virginia and east of a line drawn north ad southi through the
most easterly point of Altoona, Pennsylvania; that part of the State of Mlary-
land which is west of such line; and the Counties of Mlonogalia, Taylor, Prteston,
Randolph, Tucker, Pendleton, "Grant, Ml~ineral, Hardy, Hampshire, M~organ,
Berkley, Marion, and Harrison in thie State of Werst Virginia.
2. Johnzstown District.--Comprises Cambriat County and the City of Altoona, in.
the State of Pennsylvania.
3. Pittsburgh District.--Comprises the Counties of Wasrren, Mc~iean, Forest,
Elk, Clarion, Indiana, Somerset, Westmoreland, Faye~tte, Greene, Washington,
Alleghleny, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, and Jefferson, alnd that remaining part
of the State of Pennsylvania which is west of a line drawn north and south~f
through the most easterly point, of Altoona, except the parts which arte! included
in the Eastern Johnstowfn, and Youngstown Valley Districts an~d including that
part of the County of Clearfield west of such line.
4. Youngstowan V~alley District.-Comprises the Counties of Lawrence, M~ercer,
Crawford, and Venango in the State of Pennsylvania, and the Counties of Truma-
bull, Mahoning, and Columbia in the State of Ohio.
5. North Ohio River District.-Comprises the cities along the Ohio River north
of the City of Parkersburg, W~est V~irginia, and the Counties of Belmont., Harrison,
Monroe, and Jefferson in the State of Ohio, and the remainder of th State of West
Virginia which is not included in the Eastern and South Ohio Ri~ver Districts.
6. Canton, Mlassillon, and 2Mangsfield District.--Comprises the remainder of the
State of Ohio which is not included in the Cleveland, Youngstown Valley, Detroit-
Toledo, North Ohio River, and South Ohio River Districts.
7. Cleveland District.--Comprises the Counties of Ashtabula, Gea~uga, Lake
Cuy'ahoga, and Lorain in the State of Ohio.
8. Bufarlo Di~strict.-Comprises tha~t part of thiet State of New York wtest of a
line drawn north and aout~h through the maost elsterl point of Altoona, Penn-
sylvania and Erie County in the State of Pennsylvania.
9. Detroil-Toledo District.--Comprises t~he Counties of Senees, WIood, HE-uron,
Sandusky, Ottawa, Williamvs, Fulton, Hlenry, Defiance and Lucas, in the State of
Ohio, and the State of Michigan.
10. South Ohio River District.--Comprises the St~ate of K~entucky, the City of
Parkersburg, West Virginia, and cities along the Ohio River south of said City,
the Counties of Guernsey, Muskingum, Jackson, Noble, W7ashington, M~organ,
Athens, Meigs, Vinton, Gallia, Lawrence, 1Scioto, Adams, Brown, Clermont,
Hamilton, and Butler in the St~ate of Ohio, and the County of Wood in the State
of West Virginia..
11. Indiana-lllinoi~s-St. Louis District.--Comprse all the St~ate of Indiana,
except the County of Lake; aHl thze State of Illinois, exr~cept thze Counties of Lake
and Du Page and the Chicago Switching District; all of the State of ]Missouri
except Jackson County; all of the State of Wisconsin except the Counties of
Milwarukee, R-acine, and Kienosha; and the State of Iowa.
12. Chicago District.--Com prises the Chicago Sw it ching Distriet; the Counties
of Lake and Du Page in the State of Illinois; the County of Lake mn the State of
Indiana; and the Counties of Kienosha, Racine, and M~ilwaukee in the State of
Wisconsin.
13. Southern District.--Comprises all that part of the U~nited States south of
the States of Maryland, West Virginia, Kfenltucky, Mlissouri, Kansas, and Colo-
rado and south and/or east of the State of New 1'exico, but does not include the
County of Jefferson in the State of Alabama.
14. Birmingham District.--Comprises the Councy of Jefferson in thze State of
Alabama.
15. Kansas City District.--Comprises the County of Jackson in the Ste of
Missouri, and the States of Kansas and Nebraska.
16. Duluth District.--Comprises the States of Minnesota, Sout Dakota, and
North Dakota.
17. Colorado District.--Comprises the State of Colrado.
18. Utah Districl.--Comprises the State of Utab.
19. Sealtle District.--Comprises the States of Wt~ashington, Oregon, Idabo,
Montana, and Wyomingsrc.--o~ie h onl fMnee, Kns
20. Sant Francisco Dsrc.Cmrsstecute fMneeKns
Tulare, Freano, Madera, Mariposa, Tuolumne, and Alpine in the ,State of Call-
fornia, and aHl of the State of Catlifornia north of thee counties and that portion
of the State of Nevada north of a line drawn due east from the intersection of
the Mono County, California line and the Nevada State line.







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21. Los ~Angeles District.--Comprises the counties of Inyo, Mono, San Luis
Obispo, and K~ern, in the State of California, and all of the State of California
south of these counties, that portion of the State of Nevada south of a line drawn
due east from the intersection of the 1Mono County, California line, and the
Nevada State line, and the States of Arizona and New Mexico.
SEc. 6. The minimum rates of pay, as noted in previous sections of this
Schedule, shall be as follows:
DISTRICT Cents per Ho~ur
1. Eastern D district ........... -- _.. .. ... ... 35
2. Johnstown. District_,- -- ---............... _.. .. ......... 37
3. Pittsburgh District__ ____............._ ... ............ 40
4. Youngsto~wn Valley District ___-_- .. ....... _.--- 40
5. North Ohio River District______ ___. ............ ..,, 40
6. Canton, Massillon, and Mansfield District.........................., 37
7. Cleveland District ... ........ ................. 40
8. Buffalo District ____ ... __...... _........................ 38
9. Detroit-TIoledo District__ ............ ........... .......... 40
10. South Ohio River District_____ ...,,_,,,_ ........................ 37
11. Indiana-Illinois-St. Louis District ......... ........... ....,, 37
12. Chicago District____, ,,___,, ,L-...,,-, .. ................... 40
13. Southern District___,,, _.................. ....... ,... .. ....... 25
14. Birmingham District ...... .. .. ...... ..... ...... ...... 27
15. Kansas City District_ ,, ..........,__ __.............. .. .. .. .. .. 35
16. Duluth District__,,, ............_ ..._ _,,,_ .. .. .. .. 37
17. Colorado District -,,,, ....,-- ,,- ..... .. __ __ __ .._ __ __ 40
18. Utah D istrict___,, _.. ............ ... _.................... 39
19. Seattle D district ...... ...... ...... ....... ..... ... 38
20. San Francisco District,,-,, ..,,,,----; -...................,.... 37
21. Los Angeles District__--- ........__.......- -..... ..__........ 35

SEO. 7. In the case of truck drivers or their helpers, the maximum hours of
employment shall not exceed those prevailing in any district under any labor
agreement or regulation.
SEc. 8. All employers shall post complete copies of the labor provisions of this
Code in conspicuous places accessible to employees.
SEc. 9. A person whose earning capacity is limited because of age or physical or
mental handicap may be employed on light work at a wage below the minimum
established by this Clode if the employer obtains from the State Authzority desig-
nated by the United States Department of Labor a, certificate authorizing his
employment at such wages and for such hours as shall be stated in the certificate.
Each employer shall file with the Code Authority a list of all such persons em-
ployed by him.















BCHEDULE O


RULEs OF STANDARD PRACTICE
I--PURPOBE
1. Scope.--The practices and custom contained in these Ruless aret in accord-
ance with good engineering practice, tend to insure safety in reinforced concrete
construction and are standard within the Industry. The Rules are made a part
of every contract entered into between the? Buyer and Seller of reinforcing steel
and related materials unless speci~c provision to the contrary is made.
2. Application.--The Rules of Standard Practice are to govern as a standard
in those cases where the provisions of building codes, architects' asnd engineers'
plans and specifications, or contracts are not complete or clear. There shall be
no conflict between these Rules and anya legal building regulations; these Rules
aball only supplem~lent and amplify such lws.

IE-ENGQINIEERINGI SERVICE

3. Types.-In no way is t~he engineering service rendered by the Seller intended
to displace the necessary work of atrchitects and consulting engineers. Tlhe
engineering assistance rendered by the Seller has for its object making more
speedy and more economical the handling of reinforcing steel nd rhelthred prloduct.
To that end the type of engineering service falls intooeo h he olwn
classes of contracts:
(a) List.--(Bar lists only). Where the archiitect's plans or engineer's drawings
are sufficiently complete to serve as placing plans, thle engineering service of the
Seller will be limited to that of preparing bills of bent and straight bars only.
(b) Detail.--(Details and bar lists.) W~here the architect's plans or engineer's
drawings show the complete design but are not in sufficient detail to constitute
working drawings, the engineering service of the! Seller w~ill consist in preparing
detailed placing plans, showing thle number, size, length, mark;, location, andt bend-
ing diagrams for all reinforcing steel, together with bills of bent anld straight bars
as in 1I-3-(a).
(c) Design.--(Design, details, and bar lists.) Where? the architect's plans do
not show the structural design, the engineering service furnished by the Seller is
to include the preparation of a design in accordance w-ithi "Tentative Building
Regulations for Reinforced Concrete", as adopted jointly wvith the American
Concrete Institute and promulgated by the Concrete Reinfo.cing Steel Instituite
except as may be modified by local building code rest rict ions or by such standard
recommendations for reinforced concrete design as the architects' splecifications
may designate. In addition to furnishing the structural design, the Seller w\iU
provide detailed placing plans, together with bills of bent and straight bars as in
II--3-(b).
4. Responsibility.-Each proposal involving engineering service on the part of
the Seller shall specify which of these three types is included. No responsibility
can be assumed by the Seller for the correctness of structural designs or dimen-
tions furnished by others. The Seller's plans are ineteded mnetrely to supplement
the architectural and structural plans andr ar to be used only in conjunction
with them.
III--ESTIMATING
5. General.-Whheer the design is complete, and full details of al bends, dimen-
sions, quantities, etc., are provided, estimates are to be taken off in conformity
with the details shown. Where such full information is not available, the follow-
ing rules will be used as a basis for the estimate. Where the word "'joist" is used
in this section, it is intended also to include members sometimes referred to as
"ribs."
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6. Hooks.--No hooks or bends are to be estimated on the ends of bars except
where shown on the plans or called for in the specifications.
(a) Long itudinal Bars or Truss Bars.--Where the design requires hooks at the
ends of longitudinal bars or truss bars, a length of bar equal to fifteen (15) bar
diameters shall be allowed for the semicircular book and straight end beyond the
point of tangency of the hook. The book is to have an outside diameter of
approximately eight bar diameters. The straight end beyond the hook is to
have a length of approximately three inches (3"'). A 900 bend of equivalent
length may be substituted for the above hook if placing conditions require.
(b) Stirrups.-HI-ookrs on stirrups are to be six inches (6") in length.
(c) Column Ties.--Hooks on column ties are to be four inches (4") in length.
7. Dimensions.--Lengths of bars are to be estimated to the nearest three
inches (3").
(a) Beams and Slabs.--Straight longitudinal bars in beams, joists, or slabs are
to extend six inches (6") into the support, but need not extend beyond the center
of support, except where required for compression at the support.
Truss bars in continuous construction are to extend into the adjacent span to
at point one fourth (Y4) of the center-to-center span length beyond the center of
support, plus full allowance for inclined portions. On noncontinuous ends, truss
bars are to extend to within three inches (3") of the outer faces of members into
which they frame.
WIhere the ratio of over-all depth to span, center-to-center of supports, is not
greater than one to ten (1 to 10), in continuous beams and slabs of approximately
equal spans and carrying uniformly distributed loads, the lower points of bend
of truss bars are to be at points approximately one fourth (f-) of the center-to-
center span from. the centers of supports, and the angle of bend is to be approxi-
mately forty-five degrees (450). The ends of the bar are to be detailed as required
above.
Bars provided for furnishing additional compression area in a beam reinforced
for compression are to have a length equal to three fourths (%) of the center-to-
center distance between supports. When a beam is reinforced for compression,
vertical ties are to be estimated as not less than one-fourth inch (Y4") round bars
spaced eight inches (8") center-to-center and distributed over the middle half
of the length of compression steel.
(b) Columns.--Column bars are to extend from ~floor to floor plus a lap of
twenty-four (24) bar diameters, but not less than eighteen inches (18"). Column
bars for the top story are to stop at a point three inches (3") below the top of
roof slab.
Coltumn bars are to be estimated as bent bars on all faces where the face of
the next column above is offset two inches (2") or more from the face of the
column section being considered.
(c) Footings.--Footing bars are to extend to within three inches (3") of the
sides or ends of footings.
(d) Dowels.--Dowels are to be not less than forty-eight (48) bar diameters but
not less than thirty-six inches (36") in length.
(e) Spirals.--Where less than four (4) beams frame into columns, spirals are
to extend from the top of lower floor slab to within three inches (3") of the floor
slab above. ,
Where four (4) beams frame into columns, spirals are to extend from the top
of lower floor slab to the under side of shallowest beam framing into the column
above.
Where flat slabs are supported by columns, spirals are to extend from the top
of lower floor slab to the under side of dropped panel above, or to the under side
of floor alab above, if no dropped panel is used.
The out to out diameter of spirals is to be three inches (3") less than the
outside diameter of the column.
(f) Column ties.--The out to out dimensions of column ties are to be three
inches (3") less than the outside dimensions of the column.
(g) Stirrups.--The out to out width of stirrups in beams ten inches (10") or
more in width is to be three inches (3") less than the widto. of the beamn.
The out to out width of stirrups in beams less than ten inches (10") in width,
but heavier than joists in ribbed floors, is to be two inches (2") less than the width
of the beam.
The out to out width, of stirrups in joists in. ribbed floors is to be one alnd onet
half inches (1Yz") less than the width of the rib.
8. Temperature reinforcing.--Where no temperature reinforcing is .called for,
none is to be estimated. Where temperature reinforcing is called for but no
amount shown, it is to be estimated as one fourth inch (4/") round bars spaced







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twelve inches (12") center to center, or their equivlalent in bars of larger area,
spaced not more than eighteen inches (18"') center to center., The minimum
area will, however, be satisfactory in all cases.
9. Slab bar specinag.--Where slab bar are parallel to supp~lortil ,1ng 1 hasor
joists, the first slab bar is to be spaced, from thle pa rallel sulpport, a distance equal
to the specified interval between slab bars. Fromt this as a base, slab bars afre3
to be spaced at the specified interval across the slab.
10. Joists adjoininag beams or wlalls.-W8ihere? a joist or a portion of one, -which
is eight inches (8") or less in width, is pabralle~l to and monarlithlic w ith, or is supr-
ported by a beam or wall for its entire? lengtLh, no steel is to be estimated in Lthe
joist. No extra steel is to be estimated in thet beam, floor slab, or netxt paranllel
joist because of t~he omission of steel in such joist.
11. Number of stirrups.-WhereV~ stirrups are called for and either thne number
or size is not indicated, the ~wetigh~t of thle stirrups is to be twelve (12) percent of
the total weight of longeitudinal straight and truss bars in the beam. In. such
cases bar sizes of stirrups are to be three eighths inch (3ga") round.
12. Trurss Bars in Beam~is or Joists.-I-n. continuous or restrained beams or
joists approximately half the bars should be estimated as truss bars. The area
of steel over the support should be not less than that at the center of the longest
span on either side of thle support. Any deficiency in negative moment steel
remaining after the area of truss bars has been determined may be supplied by
straight bars of proper area.
13. Column Ties.-Where column ties are called for but no amount shown,
they are to be one-fourth inch (Ml") rounds spatced twcelve inches (12") center
to center.
14. Laps.-I-n walls, oir footings under walls, longitudlinal temperature bars,
where lapped, ar to have a lap of twnentyl-four (24) bar diameters, but not less
than eighteen inches (18").
15. Bar Su~pports and Spacers.-It is strongly recommended that bar supports
and spacers bze used. Where they are to be furnished but no spiecific number or
location given, they are to be! estimated as provided in Section IV--19.
16. Spiral spacers.--Spiratl spacers are to be estimaed in all cases, and are to
be figured at their theoretical weight, but not less than 0.75 pounds per foot of
vertical hleight~ for each spacer used. Their number shall not be less than that
indicated in Section IV-18-(dL).

IV--MATERIALS

17. Reinforcing Bars. (a) Type.--All reinforcing h~ars, except one-fourth
inch (M") r ound barsf ar-e 1 to be o a defourmedr ~Ityp. Sizes and areas are to be
limited to those recommended by the Division of Simplified Practice of the
Department of Commerce of the United States in their Bulletin No. R126--30
dated September 2d, 1930, as follows:
Areas
sizeI Plain or Deformed Bars (q. in.)
M" round..______ ................................................. 0. 05

Deformled Bars

MI" round.________-_____ ________-___-_-_-.............._______ __ .20
4i" square_...... ......_ ... ... ... .... ... ... .... ... ... 25
%~" round-- ..... ._ -_ _--~- ---------- --- _...........____ 31
fN "l rou nd ... .... .... ... .... .... ... .... .... .. .... .... 4
," around ............ -- -- _- - .. .. .. .. .6
1" round __.....-__ ......_ __ __ __ ..... ..... ..... ..... .... ... .. .. .. .79
1" square __ ___ _...._ -_..........--- .. .. .. .. .. .. 1. 00
l ya" square._ .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .- .- .. 27
1% ~" square...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ..... .. .. 56

(b) Mil Alarks.--Every deformed reinforcing Unr is to be marked in the
process of manufacture with an identifying letter, which definitely determines the
mill of origin. These raised letters are to be rolled on the bar between deforma-
tions during the finishing pass once in each turn of the rolls (or approximately 4
feet (4') apart]. This paragraph applies only to bars manufactured in the
United States.
(c) W~teights.-Reinforcing bars sold at unlit prices per pound, hundredweight
or ton are to be invoiced on the calculated weights as shown by the detailed shop
drawings and shop bills.









(d) Lengths.-Reinforcing bars are to be sheared to length wvith a, tolerance of
1 inch (1"). Where exact lengths with no tolerance, or where finished ends are!
required, it shall be so specified and in that case the bars must be machine cut by
either cold sawing or shearing and grinding, for which there is an extra charge.
(e) Bending.--As a measure of adequate workmanship the bending of bars is
to be considered satisfactory when the diameter of pin or lug about which they are
bent complies with the following:
Truss Bars (all bends).
Diameter of pin equals not less than four (4) times the diameter or side of bar.
Stirrups and Column Ties (135 deg. to 180 deg. bend).
Diameter of pin or lug equals not less than three times (3) diameter or side of
bar.
Stirrups and Column Ties (90 deg. to 135 deg. bend).
Diameter of pin or lug equals not less than two (2) times diameter or side of
bar.
Dimensions of bent bars are to be out to out of bar, with an under tolerance of
one half inch (Yz") and no over tolerance. Where exact dimensions, with no tol-
erance, are required, it shall be so specified, in which case there wiill be an extra
charge.
(f) Where fabrication other than in Section IV-17-(e) is required, such work
shall be charged for.
18. Spirals (a) Sizes.--Spirals are to be manufactured from plain round rods
of intermediate grade steel or from cold drawn wire in the following standard
sizes and areas as recommended by the Division of Simplified Practice of the
Department of Commerce in their Bulletin R53-32 dated December 15th, 1932.

Size Area Weights

roun~~~.~.~.~~.~.~~~~~~~~~~~. ~ ~_Sq. in. Lbs. per foot
% round .... ..._ ... ... .. .. ... ... ... ... .. .. ... .. .11 876
'"round . . .. . 20 668
% round _.. ... .. ... .. .... 31 1. 043


(b) Dimensions.--The diameter of column spirals is to be taken. to mean the
outside diameter. The minimum pitch of any spiral is to be 1Yz" and pitch is to
vary by Y4" intervals.
(c) Finishing.--Spirals will be furnished with one fourth (Y4) extra turn at top
and bottom for finishing. Where it is necessary to splice spirals it is to be done
either by welding or lapping. The amount of lap furnished is to be 50 bar
diamneters.
(d) Spiral Spacers.--The number of spacers to be used for maintainling the
proper pitch of spiral is as follows:
Number of
Core diameter: spacers
;- Over 0in. to 24inl_ __ __`_:~_ .-_-----, 2
Over 24 inches________________ __ ......-_- 3
(e) Shipping and Invoicing.--Shop-fabricated spirals are to be shipped with
two spacers attached, and in those cases where more than two spacers are called
for, extra spacers over two may be attached with two spacers side by side or
bundled loose with the spiral for proper attachment in the field. Unfabricated
spirals are to be shipped with the spiral rod or wire coiled to the proper diameter,
bundled with the proper number of turns with. spacers bundled separately, for
assembly in the field. Spirals, unless specifically ordered unfabricated, will be
shipped shop fabricated. Spirals are to be invoiced at the theoretical weight of
the rods or wire used in the spiral plus the weight of the spacers used.
19. Bar Supports and Spacers.--Bar Supports and Spacers are to be estimated
suffcient in number and sufficiently heavy to carry properly the steel they
support. The number shall be such as to give support not less than the following:


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One-wayn slab construction


O' to 6' steel cnt inuolus ........................................ 1 1-rowrr--~'l'O O.C. atbeamn.
0' to 14r' steel not continuous................................. 2 2-rsivcs---.'rl' O.C, at beam.
14' to 20'........... .......... ......... .......... ......... 3 ?-rows~-- I'n" 0.C. atbeam.
20' o 2'.........................................4 2-rows- 4'lO "~ 0.C. at beam.

I Continuorus H~y Chars may be subslltitute for individual hligh chairs and support bars.

Ordinary beam and joial construction

[Beamn an~d bars 1 inch square and smaller)


~


Numnber of bea (jolst) chairs


~


~I~----------


- 1~~ 1-------1~1-~~1--- ----~1~


Rowfs of
slab bar
5 inncr or


Hligh chairs in slabs 4"' and
thicker 1


Span


Clear spans, beam (o joisl)


Two layers


Three layers


Lower


Fladdle


Lower


Top


2
2
3
(1)


Over 0 ft. to t4 ft............. .......~.....
Over 14 ft. to 23 ft.....~~~...........
Over 23 ft. to 30 ft..~................~......
O ver 30 ft... . .


I See table below.
Henay beaa Qand girder construction

IBeams or girdetrs with largeL number of 1146- or 1J/4-inch barus)


Number of beam chairs


Clear spons Two layers Three layers


niS gle
layerof


Lower


]Lower


M lid dle


2
2
8
4
5


Top

2-
2
2
8
4

10'O'


Over 0 ft. to 15 ft~.~.~~~~.~.~.~-...........
Over 15 ft. to 23 ft........ ~.--.~.~.........

Over 30 ft. to 410 ft..............
Over 40 ft. to 50) ft.... .. .. ...
Spscing of beam chairs in spans other than
above:
All spans... . .


2
2
8
4
4


10f'O"


layer of
Snlbars C


2
4
4







314

Flat slabs
[Two and four way flat slabs]

H~igh chairs (to
Supporting spacers sbu,~~:e ncd.
of bent bars)

Spans (center to center of columns) Su tl Support rt~~t


strip orSt'ip osti reip



O ver 18 ft. to 26 ft ........... .......... ........... .......... 3 3 . .
O ver 26 f t. to 36 f t~............ .......... .......... ......... 4 4 .
Around interior columns.... ... .... ... ... .... ... ... ...._.. ... .. ... ... 8 .
Around exterior column ns....... .... ... ... .... ... ... ............ .... ... 5 .. .
Around corner columns~-~-...... ... ... ... .. ... ...... ... .... ... ..... 4 .. .
In interior panels~-- ___.. .. .. ... .. .. .. ... .. .. .. ... .... .. ... .. .. .. .. .. .. 12
In exterior panels-.-.-- ..- ... .. ... .. ... .. ... .. ... ... .. .. .. ... ..... .. .. 15
In corner panels~.... .. .. ... .. .. ... .. .. ... .. .. ... .. ... .. ... .. ..... .. .. 18

1 Continuous Hy Chairs may be substituted for individual high chairs and support bars.

In, roof slabs use one (1) more supporting spacer under column strips, direct
bands, and bottom layers of middle strips or diagonal bands, and one more 6/s-inch
chair bar at column heads, than the number shown in the table above.
20. Wire fabric.-W-mire fabric, unless specifically ordered galvanized, will be
furnished in rolls of plain wire. Sufficient wire fabric will be supplied to provide
a side lap of two inches (2") and an end lap of six inches (6").
21. Floor forms.-Contracts providing for the furnishing of removable floor
forms do not include the furnishing or erecting of any supporting wood form work.
The proposal is based on the assumption that the floor forms may be removed in
from 4 to 5 days after the concrete is poured. Specifications for a longer period
before removal requires additional equuipment and consequently an extra charge.
.22. Other materials.--Contracts for furnishing reinforcing bars and relatted
materials do not include any of the following items: charges for surety bonds or
insurance not required by law or any other general charge such as building
permits, license fees, taxes for permission to work in City or State, or Municipal,
County, State or Federal Sales Taxes or governmental taxes of any nature.
23. Unspecified items.--Clauses in the specification to the effect that all rein-
forcing items necessary to complete the structure shall be furnished by the Seller
whether or not they are shown on the plans or called for in specificatiions, being
obviously unfair, will not be recognized or subscribed to.
V. EXECUTION
24. Shop drawings. (a) Submission.---When contract involves engineering
such diagrams or plans as outlined in Sectionl II are to be made by the Seller and
submitted in duplicate, for approval, to the appointed representative of the
Buyer, who is to examine and return them. Such plans, when approved without
change, are to be considered the correct interpretation of the materials to be
furnished.
(b) Corrections.--When the Buyer returns the Seller's plans with corrections,
the Seller is to correct the drawings and may thereupon begin fabrication of
the materials. Changes fromo the contract plans and specificationls are to be
considered as extras and treated as outlined in paragraph V-29.
(c) Approved Copies.--Corrected copies of the Seller's drawings in triplicate
are to be returned to the Buyer for his use. Additional copies of the Seller's draw-
ings or cloth prints will be furnished the Buyer at the cost of printing. The
Buyer is to be responsible for delays resulting from. the lack of complete data
and from changes or revisions, or thie tardy approval of drawings.
25. Deliveryt.---Contract providing for delivery f.o.b. cars, means delivery on
board cars at the nearest public railroad siding. Delivery by truck, means
delivery on truck alongside curb at the job site. No deliveries are to be made
exrcept over a passable road. On highway projects a definite accessible point of










delivery must be furnished by the Buyver to the Seller in ~dv~ance of delivery date
or dates. Al coa of unloading either cars or trucks is to be borne by the Buyer.
26. Bundling an Tagging. (a) Genra Rules.-Reinlforcing bars are! to be
furnished bundled and tagge in, accordance w~ith thet "Rules fo Standard
Practice in Bundling and Tagging,'" as follows:
NTOTE: The following rules apply to carload and less than carload lots, exrcept
where difference is specifically set fort.

Straght bars Be~nt bars

(a) Weight of budle........l Bundles liited to one size and 150 lbs.
one lengib not to exceed 150 lbs.
(b) Gauge of snapping wire No. 12 or heavier. ................. ]No. 12 or heavier,
to be used.
(a) Wrapping wires per 'One wire every 10 ft. or fraction Not less than requirements for Btraight
bundle. thereof with, a minmu of two Bars.
wKires.
(d) Tag to be made of....... Linen or rope_,.................... Linen or rope tsrs for address. Zine
tags for identification.
(0) Number of tag on each One............................... One linen or rope tag and at least two
bunde. zine tags.
(f) Informtiontobeputon Nam of customer or order num- Linen or rope tag. Customer's name
tag. ber. Number of pieces, size, or order umer. Zine tag: Mark.
length, mark if any. On, less than carload lots customer's
On less than carload lots the follow- name and address must appear on
ing should appear: Name and linen or rope tag and mark on sino
address of customer. Number tag.
pieces, size, length, and mark if
any.
(g) Inforation tobe affxed Tag addressing machine or Hig- On linen or rope tag: Bame as straight
to tag by. glns water-proof ink. bars. On Zinc tag: Stencil press or
embtossing machine.
(h) Tagis attaced to bun- Linen or rope tag to be attached by Zine~ rags to be tied to bar with No. 18
alsby. running bundling wir~e through we.Linen or rope tops to be at-
eyelet before twisting. tached by running bundhugf wire
through eyelet before tw~isting.

(b) Metal Tagrr.-1\letal tags are3 strongly recommended for use on all bundles
of bars, either bent or straight, for all purposes of identification, except as address
tags.
27. Quality.--Rust which. does nlot scale off or pit the bar and/or mill scale are
not objectionable and shall not constitute cause for rejection.
28. Inaspection.--All inspection for quality of re~inforcinlg steel and related
materials is to be? made at the Seller's rolling moill or fab~ricating warehouse prior
to cutting or fabrication for shipment, anid total cost of same, including any
expense for operation of tesltinlg macchine, is to be bornet by the buyer.
29. Ertra Wiork or Ml~ateriots.--Any wvork: or materials desired outside of that
specifically called for in the contract will not be furnished until instructions in
writing have been issued by the Buyer to the Seller, at an agreed extra cost.
The Buyer will be credited for omissions of or deductions fromt th~e materials to
be furnished. The Seller is not to b-e required nor expected to make: the same
unit price for additions to as for deductions fromt the mnaterials required by the
original contract.
VI. STANDARD PROCEDURE

30. Proposals. (a) Presentation.-All proposals for furnishing reinlforcing steel
and related materials are to be made on standard contract forms as adopted by
the Conrcrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, incorporated herein. After acceptance
by the B~uyer, these proposals must be approved or executed by a qualified offcial
of the Seller, upon which the proposal becomes a contract.
(b) Acceptance --All proposals are inte~nde~d for prompt acceptance and are
subject to change without notice.
31. Invoices.--The invoices are to be governedl by the conditions set forthi i
Section IV and by the provisions of the contract between Buy~er and Seller.
32. Billing.--Contracts on lump-sum basis ar to be billedl proportionat~elyT as
shipments are made.
33. Arbitratlion.--All business controvlerses which cannot be settled by direct
negotiation between the parties should be submitted to arbitration. Both
parties shall sign a submission to arbitration and, if possible, agre upon an
arbitrator. If they are unable to agree uponr one arbitrator, each. shall appoint
an arbitrator, at once sending a written notice thereof to the othpr partly. The
two arbitrators so appointed shall agree on a third arbitrator or, failing such


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agreement, the arbitrator ~first appointed (as evidenced by the date of the written
notice of the appointment mailed to the other party) shall submit the names of
not less than five (5) persons to the other arbitrator, from among whom such
arbitrator shall select the third arbitrator. The expenses of the arbitration shall
be divided equally between the parties unless otherwise provided for in the agree-
ment to submit to arbitration. Unless otherwise provided for in the agreement
to submit to arbitration, the arbitrators shall pass finally on all questions, both
of law and fact.
34. Contracts.--The following are the standard contract forms as adopted by
the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute.
NOTE.--Pages 28 and 30 were initialed by Rt. W. Johnson, Secretary, Concrete
Reinforcing Steel Institute! and Secretary of the Code Committee of the Rein-
forcing 1Vaterials Fabricating Industry.
R. WT. JoHNwon,
Secretary.















SCH E DUrLE C
(Pa rt II)
RULEs OFr STANDARD PRACTICE, CONCRETE SOIST CONSTRUCTION--FLOOR FORMB
I--PURPOSEI
1. Scope.--The practices and customs conrtaied in, thse Rules are in accordance
with good engineering practice, tend to insure siafety and economy for Concrete
Joist Construction floors, sad are standard within t'he Industry. The Rules ar
made a part of contracts entered into between the B~uyer (or Lessee) and Seller
(or Lessor) of removable or permanent forms for Conore~te Joist Colnstruction
floors and related materials unless specific provision to the contrary is made.
2. Application.--The Rules of Standard Practice are to govern as a standard in
those cases where the pm.roisins of buildings codes, architects' and engineaers'
plans and specifications, or contracts are not complete or clear. There shall be
no conflict between these Rules and any legal building regulations; these Rules
shall only supplement and ampif such. lawsa.
II--ENGINEERING) BIERVICE
3. Responsribility-(ia) Corectness of Designs.--No responsibility canl be assumed
by the Seller for t.he correctness of structural designs or dimensions furnished by
others. Any plans furnished by the Selle~r are intended merely to supplement thre
architectural and structural plans and are to be used only in conjunction w'ith
them.
(b) Discrepanci'es.-I case of discrepancies between the draw~ings and the
specifications prepared by either the Seller or the Buyer, the specifications shall
govern; and in case of discrepancies between the scaled dimensions on the drawings
and the figures written on them, the figures shall govern. Should the Seller in
the execution of his work ind discrepancies in the information furnished by the
Buyer, he shall refer such discrepa~nciesa to the Buyer betforet proceeding further
w~ith work which would be affeted

ITIIESTIM6ATINGI

4. General.--In estimating the area of floor and roof construction specified of
Concrete Joist Construction requiring removable or permament forms, nlo dedue-
tions are to be made for beams or for tees of beams, or for w~ide joists. Op~enings
fifty (50) square feet or over are to be deducted except that wrhen the Seller
proposes to furnish the wood centering in addition to the forms, all op~erungs one
hundred (100) square feet or over are to be deducted. Concrete Joist. Construe-
tion may be supported by any one of three types of structural members, and in
addition to the above general estimating rules, shall be subject to the following
special rules:
5. Reinforced Concrete Frame.--Areas are~ to be figue out to out of concrete
frame.
6. Structural Sleel Frame.--Areas are~ to be figulred center to cetmer of spandrel
beams.
7. Bearing W'all Construction.-AXreas are to be figured clear inside brick wall
plus a bearing on all walls8 of six inches (6").
IV'-MBA'TERIALS

8. Standard Wridths of Forms.--The w~idths of removable aind permanent forms
are to be limited to two dimensions,, twecnty inches (20") and thirty inches (30").
Special w~idth filler forms, to be ulsed only in filling odd spaces are to be confined
to widt~hs of ten inches (10"') and fifteen inches (15"). These widths are adopted
by the Industry as standard and are included among those approved by the
Division of Simplifid Practice of the Dep~artmenlt of Commerce of the United
State through hirSimplified Practice Recommendations R 87-32.
(317)






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0. Standard Depths of Forms.r;-The depths of all removable and permanent
forms are to be limited to the following: six inches (6i"), eight inches(8)
ten inches (10"), twelve inches (12"), and fourteen inches (14"'). These depths
are adopted by the Indulstry as standard and are approved by the D~ivision of
Simplified Practice of the Department of Commerce of the United States through
their Simplified Practice Recommendation R 87-32.
10. Standard Tapered and Straight Ends.--Joists or ribs maay be of one width
throughout their length or tapered at the ends to resist maximum shear and
negative compressive stresses. Where joists tapered at the ends are required,
the length of the taper shall be three feet (3'-0"), anld the total contraction of the
taper t~wo inches (2"') or four inches (4") for twenty inch (20") wide forms; and
four inches (4") or six (6") for thirty inch (30"') wide forms. Tapers shall not
be provided for special width filler forms.
11. Quality of Material--(a) Condition of Forms.--Forms, whether removable
or permanent, shall be of sufficient strength to carry without undue deflection. the
weight of concrete supported thereon, and also any ordinary loads during the
placing of the steel and concrete. Removable forms are at all times to be clean
and sufficiently straight to provide joists of the widths and depths shown. on the
drawings.
(b) Hanger Holes.-Where ceilings supported from metal hangers are specified,
one three-sixteenths inch (3/16") round opening will be provided in the top sur-
face of each three foot (3'-0") intermediate removable steel form and at each end
of each three foot (3'-0") end form; if such holes are not provided or if this does
not provide sufficient hanger holes to meet the requirements of the architect's
and engineer's designs, the Buyer mayT, at his own expense, punch such openings
to be not larger than nine-thirty seconds inch (9/32") round holes as directed by
and after receiving the written approval of the Seller. Similar holes maby be
provided in, removable wood forms under the same conditions.
(c) Concrete Wiorkcmanship.--The Seller shall not be responsible for careless
concrete placing by the Buyer nor for thne finish obtained by the Buyer's use of
the forms and shall not be held liable for any charges for removing fins, pointing
up, retouching, plastering, nor whitewashing of finished surfaces.
12. Other Materials.-Contracts for furnishing forms for Concrete Joist Con-
struction and related materials do not include any of the following items: charges
for surety bonds or insurance not required by law or any other general charge
auch as building permits, license fees, etc.
13. Unspecifsed Items.-Clauses in the specifications to the effect that all Con-
crete Joist Construction. floor forms necessary to complete the structure shall be
furnished by the Seller whether or not they are shown on the plans or called for
in specifications, being obviously unfair, will not be recognized or subscribed to.
V--EXECUTION
14. Shop Drawinga--(a) Submission.-When the contract involves engineering,
such diagrams or plans as outlined in Section II are to be made by the Seller and
submitted in duplicate, for approval, to the appointed representative of the
Buyer, who is to examine and return them. Such plans, when approved without
change, are to be considered the correct interpretation of the materials to be
furnished.
(b) Corrections.-W-mhen the Buyer returns the Seller's plans with corrections,
the Seller is to correct the drawings and may thereupon begin shipment or installa-
tion of the materials. Changes from the contract plans and specifications are to
be considered as extras and treated as outlined in paragraph V-20.
(c) Approved Copies.--Corrected copies of the Seller's drawings in triplicate
are to be returned to the Buyer for his use. The Buyer is to be responsible for
delays resulting fromn the lack of complete data and from changes or revisions, or
the tardy approval of the drawings.
15. Lease only basis--(a) Care of Forms.--Where removable forms are? leased
without including the labor of placing and removing same, said forms are to
remain the property of the Seller (Lessor) and reasonable care is to be exercised
in their use. Parts cut or damaged other than as specified in the contract shall
be paid for by the Buyer. Cutting of forms for installation of mechanical trades
equipment is not considered as ordinary wear and tear. Forms are to be thor-
oughly oiled (if steel) or wetted (if wood) by the Buyer (Lessee) each time before
steel is set and concrete is placed.
(b) Delivery.--Contracts providing for delivery F.O.B. cars, mean delivery on
board cars at the nearest public railroad siding. Delivery by truck means
delivery on truck alongside curb at the job site providing there is a road patss-







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able to a loaded truckr. In cause ther~ef is no passmab~le :road, the delivery is to be
made as close to the job site~ as it is possible to drive a loaded truck.
(c) Return.--At the comlpletion of the work, forms are to be loaded on cars or
trucks in a similar manner. All costs of unloading and loading cars or trucks
are to be borne by the B~uyer.
(d) Bunldling and Taggincg for Return.-W~here return shipments are less car-
load, Buyer (Lessee) is to bundle anEd tag forms to insure shipmenrt at the lowest
possible freight rate, and in all cases shall consult Seller (Lessor) for proper
freight classification.
16. Leae and erect barsis--(a) Workmansship.-Where steel or wood forms are
furnished onl a, rental, erection and removal basis, the Seller shall use reasonable
car inl his w~orki to produce joists of thet wFidth. and depth shownl on plans. Suff-
clent. timae shall be allowed for thie performance of said work on the basis of a
normal eight-hour day~. Unless specifically stated to the contrary in the contract,
it is understood thtat the open, wood centering is to be furnished erected complete
in place by the Buy~er.
(b) Overtime Work.--In the event the Buy~er, or any subcontractor, requires
the Seller to perform such labor onz an overtime basis, then such additional
expeses of every kind and chiara-cter as the Seller may be required to incur on
account of sai overtime labor shall. constitute an additional charge.
(c) Urse of Heial.-T~he Buyer is to permit the free use of the hoist including the
engineer's time.
17. Permanent fowrms.-WChen permaent forms are furnished by the Seller to
be erected by the Buyer, the delivery conditions shall be the same as those under
paragraph 15 (b). When permanent forms a~re furnihed to be erected byT the
Seller, the overtime work and use of hoist conditions shall be the same as under
paragraphs 16 (b) and (c).
18. Quantity furnished.--Unless otherwise especially stated, it is understood
that for removable forms one maximum floor of forms is to be furnished.
19. BRidging jozsts.--End forms for bridging joists shall be provided ony
when sp~ecifically shown on the drawings.
20. Extra wLor or materials.-Any work or materials desired outside of those
specifically called for in the contract wil not be furnished until instructions in
writing have been issued by the Buyrer to the Seller, at an agreed extra cost.
The Buyer will -be crdited for omissions of or deductions from the materials to
be furnished. The Seller is not to be required nor expected to make the same
unit price for additions to as for deductions from the materials required by the
original contract.
VI---ARBITRATION

21. Arbitration.--All business controversies which cannot be settled by direct
negotiation between the parties should be submitted to arb~itr~ation. Both
parties shall sign a submission to arbitration and, if possible, atgree upon an
arbitrator. If they are unable to agree upon one arbitrator, each, shall appoint
an arbitrator, at once sending a written notice thereof to the other party. The
two arbitrators so appointed shall agree on a thrd arbitrator or, failing such
agreement, the arbitrator first appointed (as e~videnced byr th date of the written
notice of the appointment mailed to the other party) shall submit the names of
not less than five (5) persons to the other arbitrator, from among w~hom such
arbitrator shall select the third arbitrator. The expenses of the arbitration shall
be divided equally. betwTeen the parties unless otherwise provided for in the
agreement to submit to arbitration. Unless otherwse! provided for in the agree-
ment to submit to arbitration, the arbitrators shall pass finally on. all ustionls
both of law and fact.
VIICONTRACTSB

22. Contraca.--The conltract forms used by th Concrette Reinforcing Steel
Institute incorporate these Rules of Standlard Practice by~ re~fercince and they
thereby become a part of agreements to lease or lease and erect forms.























SCHEDULE D


UmronxM SALES CONTRACT ADOPTED) BY THE CONCRETE REINFORCING STEEL(
INSTITUTE, MARon 10, 1926
THE ABC COMPANY,
Chicago, Ill.
----, Office
To -- -,- Date
Address ----- ---, Structure
City -- State -- ---, Location
----, Architect
We propose to furnish the following described materials required for the
above structure, in accordance with the conditions of the Rules of Standard
Practice of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, subject to t~he provisions
of the National Industrial Recovery Act Code governing this Industry, and t~he:
following terms, including those printed on the reverse side of this sheet, wpphich
upon acceptance by you of this proposal are agreed to and accepted by you:
Prices are f.o.b. -~---
Terms: Net cash 30 days, or M' of 1%/ discount if paid in 10 .days from date
of each invoice, payable in funds par at ---
We will commnenzce shipment within --- days from date of approval of
this quotation by our Home Office or, where required, from receipt of approval
of placing drawings or lists of material by our Office.
All lists of material or approvals of placing drawings shall be furnished by
you to our Office to permit us to complete shipment on or before -.
Prompt acceptance of this quotation by you and the written approval of our
Homze Office shall constitute a binding contract.
The above proposal is accepted:
-,By TaxE ABC COMPANY,
-.Approved at Hlome Office.
Date -- THEE ABC COMPANY,
Consign to --- By ,---~
Charge to ---. Contract No.-
This quotation is sent to you in duplicate. If accepted, sign and return one
copy, and retain the duplicate for your files.
(320)






















(On Reverse Side of Contract)
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALEP
You agree to carefully cheek material against shipping papers upon unloading
at destinattion. No claims for shortages or for improper, defective, or damaged
material will be recognized byr us unless written notice specifying in detail the
nature and extent of the shortage, defect or damage be male o' ourOfic
within five days from unloading accompanied, in the case of claim for shortage
or damage, by original freight bill with a notation on the face thereof by the local
agent of the carrier as to the items and quantity short or damaged. WB~hen we
deliver by truck, all claims for shortages or damaged material must bet sent to
us on date of delivery.
Upon receipt by us of the above notice, so substarntiated, wve agree to replace
such shortages and material not up to contract requirements. 'e. will in no
ease pay or be liable for any claims resulting from use of improper, defective, or
damaged material, and no claims will be allowed on account of any purchases or
returned material, unless authorized in writing by our Home Office.
Contingencies beyond our reasonable control (including lockouts for reasonable
cause) shall be suffcient excuse for any delay in delivery.
Material shall be at your risk from delivery by us to the carrier at f.o.b. shipping
point. Title to material shall remain in us until payment in full by you.
Your failure to furnish lists of material, to approve placing drawings, or to
make payments as provided herein will entitle us to stop shiipments without
notice to you, to retake possession of any shipments already made, and, upon
notice to you, to cancel the unexecuted portin of the contract and to hold you
for damages.
We may at any time decline to make further shipments except on receipt of
satisfactory security.
All material shipped from warehouse shal be invoiced in accordance with our
current published schedules of weight, aras, bundles, and standard lengths, which
shall govern all settlements.
We assume no responsibility for the design on those jobs where we prepare
placing drawings from designs furnished byT other.
No conditions or representations altering, detracting from, or adding to the
terms hereof, shall be valid unless printed or written he~ren or evidenced in
writing from our Home Offce and accepted by you.
All accounts not paid when due shall bear interest at th rate of percent
(--%) per annum.
(321)















Uniform Contract for Leasing of Forms Adopted by the Concrete Reinforcing Steel
Institute

THE ABC COMPANY
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
..... .............. Office.
Date.
To
Address
City State
We propose to furnish, on a LEASE: ONLY BASIS, ..... .....,____
(Trade name)
forms, in accordance withz the conditions of the Rules of Standard Practice of
the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, subject to the provisions of the National
Industrial Recovery Act Code governing this Industry and the following terms,
to be used to pour .. .______ as per schedule below, for use only
in the proposed building known as ..._____ at ..________
(Architect -___ )______ for the sum of .________ Dollars
($ ----) f.o.b. shipping point with freight allowed to railroad station nearest
to job. Forms to be returned by you, bundled, loaded on cars at your expense,
and shipped, freight collect, as directed by us.
We will furnish forms to pour at one time _. .. --_..
Shipment to be made within ______ days froma date of approval
of this quotation by our H~ome O~ffice or, where required, from receipt of approval
of placing drawings.
SCHEDULE:


Terms: Net cash thirty days from date of shipment, payable in funds par at

Should the forms be retained more than -_ -- ___ months after arrival at
job, you are to pay us monthly for each additional or fraction of a month twenty
(20) percent of the total contract price.
Forms are to be cleaned and oiled after each use, protected from damage, and
returned in good condition; ordinary wear and tear excepted. Parts cut or
damaged, other than. as specified on the face of this contract, wil be charged to
you at Eight Cents ($0.08) per pound. Cutting of forms for installations of
mechanical trades' equipment is not considered as ordinary wear and tear.
The forms supplied for this work are to remain at all times our property.
Column forms shall not be poured to fill more than ten (10) vertical feet at one
time, and an interval of two (2) hours shall be allowed before continuing the fill.
T~he agreement is subject to contingencies beyond our reasonable control, includ-
ing lockouts for reasonable cause.
You agree to check materials against shipping list upon arrival at destination,
and to report in writing to us, within five (5) days after delivery, any shortage
or damaage, with a notation on the face of the original freight bill, signed by the
railroad agent, as to the quantity short or damaged. When we deliver by truck,
all claims for shortages or damaged material must be sent to us on date of delivery.
No claim for shortage or damaged material will be allowed unless reported as
above.
Prompt acceptance of this proposal by you and the written approval of our
Homae O~ffice shall constitute a binding contract.
THE ABC CourANY,
The above! proposal is accepted:

Approved at Home Office:
... ... HE ABC CourANY,
Date .......- Contract No. _... By ....___----,
(322)







Uniform Contract for Leasing and Erection of Forms Adopted by the Concrete
ReinforcingO Steel Inlstitute
THE A9BC CO1\TPANY
CH[ICAGO, ILLINOIS
-------------.......Office
To
Address .....-----..........-Date
City State
We propose to LEASE, ERECT, AND R1EMIOVE,-... ..____,
(Trade name)
forms, in accordance with, the conditions of the R~ules of, Standarrd Practice of the
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institut~e, subject to the p~rovisions of the National
Industrial Recovery Act Code governing this Indus~try. andl the following terms,
to be used to pour ......... _-as scheduled belowr, for use only in the
proposed building know8cn as _..... _---- .at ---- ___ ...... .
(Architect. ..................) for thea sum of------- ---- Dollarsr
(8.... __- -) f.o.b. shipping point with. freight and eartage allowed to job.
We will furnish forms to pour at one timne. ..______
Shipment to be made wihin- -days from date of approval
of this quotation by our H~ome O~ffice or, wohere required, from, receipt of approval
of placing drawigs.
sCHEDULE
Terms: ----net thirty days from date of shirpment and the balance on the
... of each month for __percent of work completed during the previous month,
the....percent rettained to be! payable on the __of t~he month following the
completion of the work, under thlis contract, payable in funds par at .___
WTe agree to furnish all labor necessary to erect our forms so as to keep at all
times ahead of your schedule for pouring concrete, provided wce are givent three
(3) days' notice and provided you then have your work ready for the placing of at
least two thousand (2,000) square feet of -floor area for steel floor forms, or your
work is ready to receive not less than ten (10) column forms, and provided wse
are permitted to remove steel floor fo~rms in froma four (4) to five (5) days and
column forms in from twenty-four (24) to forty-eight~ (48)1 hours after the con-
crete is poured. W~e are to be given a reasonable time to place and oil forms
before steel or other materials are instale which would interfere with the erection
of our forms.
You are to build your form work in accordance with our standard details, and
you will be responsible for all elevationsi, grades, and locations. You are to
provide suitable storage space at the building site, and the free use of a hoist,
Cutting of forms for installations of other equipment is not considered as ordinar
wear and tear, and parts so damaged wil b~e charged to y~ou at eight cents ($.08)
per pound.
Steel forms are subject to your approval, a~nd if they are used as erected, we
shall not be responsible for any chipping, finishing, or retouching of concrete
surfaces.
The forms supplied for this work ar to remain at all times our propery and
in our possession.
Concrete in column forms shall not b~e pourd to fill more~ than te~n (10) vertical
feet at one time, and an interval of two (2) hours shall be allowed before continuing
the fill.
Should there be any stoppage of work for which we are: not responsible, or
breach of this contract, we reserve thle right to remove our forms and y~ou agree
to pay all handling and transportation expenses frm and to the nbkarest other
available job if forms are ret urnd or replaced onr.this job.
This agreement is subject to contingencies beyond our reasonable control,
including lockouts for reasonable cause.
Prompt acceptance of this proposal by y~ou nd the wrTitte approval of our
Home Office shall constitute a binding contract.
The above proposal is accepted:
TlaF ABC Contrar,

Date..........Contract No.......
Approved at Home Office.
~THE ABC COMIPANY,
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