Wire Mesh (BRC) – BRC Wire Mesh is a steel reinforcement material in concrete. The mesh is used for replacing the traditional “cut & bend” and placing of steel thermo-mechanical treated bars. The welded wire mesh is a metal screen that is made up of low carbon steel wire or stainless steel wire. It is available in various sizes and shapes. It is widely used in agricultural, industrial, transportation, horticultural and food procuring sectors. It is also used in mines, gardening, machine protection and other decorations.
For certain applications, BRC wire mesh is much faster to fix steel mesh than rebar (reinforcing bar) and the labour costs are more cheaper. As you can fix mesh faster, you can place the concrete into the formwork earlier. Thus, it will shorten the amount of time that the construction project will take.
Another advantage of using BRC wire mesh rather than rebar is that there is less bending and sorting of the bars. This means less workers needed and save space for storing and working the steel.