Updated July 13th, 2020
Outside beam reinforcement should be within column reinforcement. Beams that are in the periphery of the slab, should be applied this rule on. See the image below-
Lap Location: Top bar lapping of a beam should be on the middle half of the beam. Bottom bar lapping should be within the “L/4” length of beam from support. But try to avoid lapping as far as possible.
Beam Stirrups: During placing beam reinforcement, there is a possibility of displacing stirrups of the beam. So, after placing beam reinforcement in position, make sure the stirrups are straight.
Beam and Column Junction: It is always suggested by structural engineers to put column stirrups within beam and column junction. So, place those before downing the beam reinforcement. Because it’s almost impossible to provide column rings after completing beam reinforcement.
These are the most important points (most of us often forget these) to remember during placing beam reinforcement.
To know furthermore about beam reinforcement head over to “How to Place Beam Reinforcement“.