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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section No. Particulars


1 Introductory Letter
2 List of Few Major Projects using CABR Couplers
3 Details of CABR Parallel Thread Rebar Coupler
System & Assembly Instructions
4 Quality Procedures for Bar Threading and
Assembly of CABR Rebar Couplers
5 Sample Test Results carried out in Kuwait
6 Approval Documents for Projects in Kuwait
7 Sketch Details of Typical Coupler Applications
CABR PARALLEL THREAD REBAR COUPLERS

Description Of Works Client


No.
RA/106 – 1STRing Road Project – Supply & Threading of couplers to form Aktor SA
1
temporary voids in bridge slabs – 3,000 couplers – 16 & 20mm.
RA/185 – 5th Ring Road Improvement Project - Supply & Bar Threading of Mushrif Trading &
2 Contracting Co.
couplers for piling works – 8,000 couplers – dia. 32mm
1263 Tower – Mirqab - Supply & Bar Threading of couplers for columns and core Al-Zamel& Al-Diasty Co.
3
walls – approx. 40,000 couplers –dia. 32 & 25mm
Public Institute for Social Security, Ardiya - Supply & Threading of couplers to Sadeem Al-Kuwait Co.
4
enable phased delivery of deck slab –approx 1,000 couplers, dia. 18 & 20mm
RA/188 – Road #30, Mangaf Project - Supply & Threading of couplers to enable Combined Group Contracting
5 Co
phased construction of raft – approx 1,000 couplers – dia. 32 & 28mm
SE / 66 - Remote Monitoring Control Centre for Facilities of Sewage Network in Mushrif Trading &
6 Contracting Co.
Kuwait - Supply and Threading of Couplers –8,000 couplers – dia. 32& 20mm
Sh. Saad Indoor Sports Complex, Sabah Al Salim Area - Supply and Bar Kuwait Building House
7
Threading of Couplers – 3,000 couplers – dia. 25 & 16mm
Yaal Commercial Complex, Fahaheel – Supply and Bar Threading of Couplers – Kuwait Manager Co
8
14,000 couplers- dia 40 & 32mm (KMC Contracting)
Sabah Al-Salim University City – Kuwait University – Decked Parking & Shelters - Ahmadiah Contracting &
9 Trading Co.
Supply and Bar Threading of Couplers –20,000 couplers – dia. 32 & 20mm
Sabah Al-Salim University City – Kuwait University – Civil works for Utility K.C.P.C.
10
Service Tunnel - East – Supply & Bar Threading of 15,000 Couplers – dia. 32mm
Jahra Road Project –RA-212 – Couplers and Bar Threading for Pile Cages – Trevi Foundations – Kuwait
11
13,000 couplers – dia, 32mm
Sabah Al-Salim University City – Kuwait University – Civil works for Central Kharafi National Co.
12
Utilities Plant Buildings – 5,000 couplers – 16 & 20mm
Sports Bowling Club – Car Park, Salmiya - Couplers & Bar Threading for Al-Tawbad Co./ China
13
Columns – 11,500 couplers – dia, 32, 25 & 22mm Railways Co.
Municipal Council Building & Car Park - Couplers & Bar Threading for Columns – Al-Tawbad Co./ China
14 Railways Co.
20,000 couplers – dia, 32 & 25mm
Awqaf Headquarters, Al-Riggae - Couplers & Bar Threading for Raft & Columns – Kuwait Manager Co / Zhong
15
35,000 couplers – dia, 32, 28 & 25mm Tai Const.
Jahra Road Project –RA-211 – Couplers and Bar Threading for Pile Cages – 3,000 Mushrif Trading &
16
couplers – dia, 36 & 32mm Contracting Co.
Amiri Hospital Extension – Couplers and Bar Threading for Shoring Work – 2,000 Unipliles Co.
17
Couplers – dia 25 & 32mm
Amiri Hospital Extension – Couplers and Bar Threading for Raft Foundation – JV Al AmiriHosptial Project
18
5,000 Couplers – dia 16, 20, 25 & 32mm
Nuweiseeb Road – RA-248 – Couplers for Pile Cages and Piers – 3,500 couplers – Mushrif Trading &
19
dia. 32 &20mm Contracting Co.
Jamal Abdul Nasser St – RA-213 – Couplers and Bar Threading for Bridge Decks Ahmadiah Cont. & Trading
20
– 12,000 couplers – dia. 20 & 25mm (In progress) Co.
New Jahra Hospital - Couplers and Bar Threading for various buildings – 17,000 M.A.Kharafi & Sons
21
couplers – dia. 16, 20, 25 & 32mm (In progress)
Tamdeen Square, Sabah Al Salem Area – couplers and Bar Threading for 3 NASA Construction Co.
22
Towers – 40 Stories – 40,000 couplers – 32 & 40 mm (In progress)
23 Dasman Residential Tower - 3,000 couplers – 32 & 40 mm Kuwait Manager Co
China First Highway
24 RA-210 - 5th Ring Ring Intersections, Sulaibiya – 3,000 Couplers – 32mm
Engineering Co.
Wafra Sief Restaurant Complex, Mahboula – 5,000 couplers – 32, 25 & 20mm for
25 Al Ahlia Contracting Group
Pile Cages
26 Awael School, Sabah Al Salem – 600 couplers – 32mm - for Atrium Slab First Performance Co.
Eastern Car Park – Ministries Complex, Murqab – 30,000 couplers – 32 & 25mm
27 Combined Group Co,
(In progress)
28 True Value Warehouse, Amghara – 2,000 coupler – 32mm (In progress) Al Bahar National Co.
Adan Hospital Expansion Project – est 30,000 couplers – 32 & 25mm (In
29 Sayed Hamid Behbehani Co.
progress)
Sabah Al-Salim University City – Kuwait University – S.A.A.F. Stadium Project –
30 S.E.G. QATAR
Approx. 150,000 couplers and weldable couplers (in progress)
Standard Splice – Type B.1
• Coupler type B1 is most commonly used
in structural applications i.e. slabs, walls,
columns etc., particularly in situations
where both rebars can be rotated freely
or at least one of two bars is not
restricted to rotate and can move axially.
• Type B1 coupler interior has a full length
right hand thread.
• The standard splice consists of two right
hand threaded rebar ends of same
diameter with a coupler. The thread at
rebar end is a standard thread whose
effective length is not less than half the
coupler length.

Standard Splice – Type B.1

2. Insert right rebar


and tighten with
wrench

1. Rotate coupler on Left


rebar
Transition Splice with Different Bar Dia – Type B.3

• Coupler type B3 is used in situations


where rebars to be spliced together
are of different diameters and at least
one can rotate and move axially.
• Type B.3 coupler interior has a right
hand thread but both ends are of
different diameter with thread lengths
as per specifications .
• The transition splice consists of two
rebar ends of different diameters but
both rebar having right hand thread
and a transition coupler. The effective
thread length at rebar ends must not
exceed the corresponding length of
similar diameter side of coupler.

Transition Splice with Different Bar Dia – Type B.3

3. Tighten 2. Rotate rebar


with wrench into right
thread end

1. Rotate coupler
into left thread end
CABR THREAD ROLLING BAR PREPARATION PROCESS

VIEW INSIDE RIB-CUTTING AND ROLLING HEAD SETTING THREAD LENGTH


STEP 1 – THREAD RIB REMOVED STEP 2 – THREAD ROLING COMPLETED

STEP 3 – THREAD CHECK #1 –’GO’ GAUGE STEP 4 – THREAD CHECK #2 – ‘NO-GO’ GAUGE
COMPLETED COUPLER
CONNECTION

40 & 32mm COUPLERS IN


COLUMNS – YAAL
COMMERCIAL COMPLEX,
FAHAHEEL
PILE CAGES WITH COUPLERS

COLUMN WITH COUPLERS

CORE-WALL WITH COUPLERS


CABR PARALLEL THREAD COUPLERS
TYPICAL QUALITY PROCEDURES
BRIGHT STAR EST. - QUALITY PROCEDURES FOR REBAR COUPLERS AND BAR THREADING

The following procedures are proposed for monitoring the threading and installation of System ‘B’ CABR Couplers for
use on the following project:-

These procedures apply specifically to the use of CABR Couplers and do not apply to the use of other Coupler
systems. Similarly procedures for other coupler systems to not apply for the use of CABR couplers

The recommended procedures are shown below together with the required action for each procedure:-

A. THREADING FREQUENCY ACTION


1 Submit test reports to Contractor to cover the diameters Prior to Request for approval for use
required on the project production of CABR Couplers
2 Verify cut length of bar is 50mm more than required length Every Bar
3 Check required length after cutting with Steel Saw and ensure Every Bar
that end of bar is not bent and has clean-faced cut
4 Carry out test threading of bar to ensure correct diameter and Before Adjust thread settings as
thread length as per standard dimensions production run required
5 Carry out Go & No-Go Gauge Checks on threaded bar – ‘Go’ Every 10 bars Ensure correct thread dia. /
Gauge to ensure thread not oversize and ‘No-Go’ Gauge to length maintained
ensure thread not under-size
6 Visual check on thread quality Every bar Adjust thread setting to
ensure correct pattern
7 Ensure coupler or plastic cap is placed on bar to protect thread Every bar

8 Carry out tensile test on random selection of 3 bars (selection Once in every Ensure tests achieve 125% of
by Client) 10,000 couplers nominal yield stress of bar
B. COUPLER ASSEMBLY FREQUENCY ACTION
1 Select required bars and re-check length Every bar
2 STANDARD SPLICE TYPE B1 : Every bar The bar should be tightened
Ensure that the thread length of each bar is equal to half with a pipe wrench but no
coupler length. specific tightening torque is
Place coupler on thread of 1st side of connection and tighten required. Do not over-tighten
with pipe-wrench. Thread 2nd bar into the coupler – ensure full
length of thread engaged. Tighten with wrench,
3 POSITION SPLICE B2 – (where second bar cannot rotate) Every bar The bar should be tightened
Ensure that the thread length of each bar is equal to half with a pipe wrench but no
coupler length. One bar thread should be a standard RH and the specific tightening torque is
other should be a LH thread. required. Do not over-tighten
Place coupler between two bars which are to be connected –
ensure bars and coupler are in same alignment and that the
right hand thread of the coupler is matched with the right hand
bar thread on the bar . Engage coupler onto both bars
simultaneously – the bars will be drawn together. Ensure that
the threads on both bars are fully engaged and reach the end of
the coupler. Complete the tightening of the coupler onto the
bars with a pipe-wrench.

BRIGHT STAR EST. / 10.10.12


CABR PARALLEL THREAD COUPLERS
SAMPLE TEST RESULTS
CARRIED OUT AT
APPROVED LABORATORIES IN KUWAIT
CABR PARALLEL THREAD COUPLERS
APPROVAL DOCUMENTS FOR PROJECTS IN KUWAIT

1. RA/106 – FIRST RING ROAD – AKTOR / COPRI JV -PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF INT’L


2. RA/185 – ROAD IMPROVEMENT – 5TH RING ROAD – MUSHRIF TRADING &
CONTRACTING Co. – URS SCOTT WILSON
3. M.P.W. – SE-66 – REMOTE SEWERAGE NETWORK CENTRE
MUSHRIF TRADING& CONTRACTING Co. / GULF CONSULT
4. M.P.W. – JAMAL ABDUL NASSER STREET – ROAD 85 RIZZANI – OHL J.V. – LOUIS
BERGER / PAN ARAB
5. M.P.W. – RA-211 – JAHRA ROAD INTERSECTIONS
MUSHRIF TRADING& CONTRACTING Co. / ORIENTAL CONSULTANTS
6. SABAH AL-SALEM UNIVERSITY CITY – CAR PARKS 6A & 6B AHMADIAH
CONTRACTING & TRADING Co. / SSH
7. SABAH AL-SALEM UNIVERSITY CITY –CIVIL WORKS FOR UTILITY TUNNEL (EAST) –
K.C.P.C. / SSH
8. SABAH AL-SALEM UNIVERSITY CITY – CENTRAL UTILIES PLANT BUILDINGS –
KHARAFI NATIONAL / SSH
9. TAMDEEN SQUARE, SABAH AL SALEM AREA – 3 x 40 FLOOR TOWERS – NASA
10. RA-210 – 5TH RING ROAD – CHINA FIRST HIGHWAY ENGINEERING Co
11. EASTERN CAR PARK PROJECT – MINISTIRES COMPLEX – COUPLERS FOR 4,000
SPACES CAR PARK – COMBINED GROUP Co. / GFULF CONSULT / MIN. OF FINANCE
12. ADAN HOSPITAL EXPANSION – SAYED HAMID BEHBEHANI & SONS Co. / SDPM-SSH
13. SABAH AL-SALEM UNIVERSITY CITY – S.A.A.F PROJECT – S.E.G. QATAR / GULF
CONSULT
CABR PARALLEL THREAD COUPLERS
SKETCH DETAILS OF TYPICAL COUPLER APPLICATIONS

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