Extra top bar:

There should be additional top on the beam support at top of beam and it should be expanded up to one-third of beam’s clear span both side of support.

Extra bottom bar:

There should be extra bottom bar in the center of beam’s bottom portion.



Building stirrup is also known as ring in the construction sector. It belongs to the share reinforcement. The standard size of the stirrup should be 3 inches below beam size in both direction for retaining clear cover. Hook of beam stirrup should be arranged to 135 degree angle and hook length should not be under 3 inches. The hooks should be provided on both sides of beam top alternatively. The spacing of beam in stirrup should be indicated in the structural drawing by the designers.