Non load-bearing welding has so far played only a minor role in reinforced-concrete construction. Its application differs from country to country: Some countries, e.g. the USA or Japan, make much more use of this joining and/or connection technique. The great advantages of non load-bearing welding in reinforced-concrete construction are:
Manufacture and/or connection of reinforcement in the plant takes place at a much faster rate
Manufacture of prefabricated and transport-stable reinforcing cages
Exact positioning of the reinforcing bars required
Precise adherence to the required concrete...