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Elevate Your Knowledge and Next Project with the Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI)

Welded wire reinforcement is the construction industry’s best-kept secret. Learn more from welded wire industry experts through case studies, resources and courses, and connect with providers around the country.

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Welded Wire

Welded Wire Reinforcement (WWR)

Welded wire reinforcement is steel reinforcement that can be used in virtually any structural application across the full range of concrete construction. Today, concrete structures across the world are being successfully and economically reinforced with high-strength, customizable welded wire reinforcement.

Welded Wire 101


The Benefits

Save Time, Labor and Money

Welded wire reinforcement is cold-worked from hot-rolled rod and machine-welded into rectangular grids of varying size and spacing. In concrete, welded wire reinforcement speeds construction, exhibits exceptional tolerance control in structural placement, and is recognized by industry codes and design standards as a reinforcement that fits all manner of structural reinforcement applications.

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Reinforce Your Education

Looking to enhance your credentials? WRI offers online continuing education courses for engineers and construction professionals who want to take their expertise to the next level. Expand your knowledge and understanding of welded wire reinforcement while earning professional development hours. 

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