• The weight of the bar in kg/meter should be calculated as (d2 ÷ 162) where‘d’ is the diameter of the bar in mm.
  • ‘L’ for column main steel in footing should be considered as a minimum of 30cm/as specified.
  • For bent bar add 0.42d in straight length of the bar where‘d’ is the clear depth of beam/slab.
  • For the cantilever, beam anchorage length for main steel should be 69D or the length of the cantilever whichever is greater.

Weight per meter of different dia of steel bar.

  • 6    = 0.222 kg per meter
  • 8    = 0.395 kg per meter
  • 10 = 0.617 kg per meter
  • 12 = 0.888 kg per meter
  • 16 = 1.58 kg per meter
  • 20 = 2.469 kg per meter

With help of this formula, you can find any type of dia bar weight

(d2 ÷ 162)


D = diameter of bar in mm.

Calculate the number of stirrups in the column or beam

  • Number of Stirrups = (clear span/spacing) + 1
  • The lap length in the column should be 45D


D = diameter of bar in mm

  • Lap length in beam/slab should be 69D


D = diameter of bar in mm

For example- let’s Calculate 12mm Dia Bar Weight For 2 Metre Length with help of this Formula (d2 ÷ 162).

(12×12)/162 X 2  ( Dia x Dia)/162x Lenght of bars


The total bar weight is 1.7777 KG for 2 Metre Length.


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    Very informative part of Civil Engineering. Rebar elements form a major part of Concrete Reinforcement and it is vital to know how to calculate Tonnages involved.

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    How To Calculate Steel Weight in kg
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