Contractors should understand the process of rebar inspection whether the inspection is done by their own forces or by an inspector representing the owner or building official.

Establish a checklist of procedures and minimum requirements for inspection acceptance. The list should cover (but not be limited to) the following: A construction schedule, certified mill test or bar coating reports, independent testing laboratory reports, approved placing drawings, a material shipment schedule, potential problems, tolerances, and periodic meetings.

Contractors should understand the following: material inspection, reinforcing bar inspection, bar supports, rebar tying requirements, splices, coatings, tolerances, and in-place bending and rebending.