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End-to-end solutions you can trust for post-installed rebar applications

Post-installed rebar can be used to build most connections on site – for instance, walls, slabs, beams, foundations or supporting columns. The full process can be tedious and time consuming but you can overcome these challenges with our end-to-end solutions for a safer, faster and more reliable installation. Our solution starts from rebar design to meet local regulations, selecting the right products, and installation with the latest technology. Read on to find out how you can increase performance and productivity with Hilti.


Quick and economical design of post-installed rebar

PROFIS Rebar detailing software


Complete rebar layout for easy onsite decision making

Concrete scanners


Up to 2 times faster drilling with SafeSet system

Rotary hammers Hollow drill bits Vacuum cleaners


Minimise wastage with the Hilti Volume Calculator app

Cordless dispenser Injectable adhesive anchors

Onsite Testing

Determine the right anchor system

Onsite Testing Service

3 must-haves for safe and reliable rebar application

Compliant Design | Approved Product | Proper Installation


Post-installed rebars are used to connect two concrete members and is an essential application in building construction and infrastructure projects. Rebars become part of the structural system and must be designed as carefully as the entire structure. While European Technical Approvals prove that in basic load situations, post-installed rebars behave like cast-in bars, number of differences needs to be considered in special design situations such as fire or load cases where hooks or bends would be required for cast-in anchorages. The task of structural rebars is to take tensile loads and since concrete failure is always brittle, reinforced concrete design assumes that concrete has no tensile strength. Therefore despite the application, all rebar applications must be designed.

Importance of Design

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Local rules, codes and safety regulations – your correct and compliant specification is a top priority. Our ready-to-implement specification note can be plugged into your rebar specification to help ensure code compliance and help guide your jobsites' installations.


Let's face it, Eurocode does not cover all 'jobsite realities'. So we've developed the HIT Rebar method, and designed several solutions for post-installation rebar builds, which include concepts to overcome the limitations of structural concrete codes.


Different elements have a direct impact on the quality of the installation. Such as, but not limited to cleaning, minimum concrete cover, scanning for existing bars, roughening of concrete, injection accessories and drilling aids.

Key sub-applications in Building Construction & Civil Engineering Projects

Column Connection

Slab Reinforcement​

Road widening​

Beam to Wall Connection​

Slab-to-Diaphragm & Wall Connection

Concrete Overlay​


  • Ultimate performance for demanding applications


    • Ultimate performance for demanding applications
    • Highest overall productivity and safety benefits
    • Highest reliability in toughest conditions such as fire, seismic, corrosion, & more
    • Complemented by world-class engineering and software support
    • Most optimised designs
    Premium performance for a wide range of applications


    • Premium performance for a wide range of applications
    • High productivity through Hilti system solutions
    • Impressive versatility and reliability
    • Cost-effective solution


Easier, More Reliable, More Efficient, & Compatible

Now you can design and install 'post-installed' rebar connections with more confidence. Inadequately cleaning holes during installation can reduce the performance of conventional chemical anchor systems significantly. Hilti SafeSet™ Technology eliminates this factor almost entirely – in both cracked and un-cracked concrete with post-installed rebar.

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Which Cleaning Method Do You Use?


What is the "Blow twice, brush twice, blow twice" method?

This traditional method can be used with epoxy and hybrid chemical anchors.

However, the process can be time consuming and leave more room for error.

What do you need?

  • Wire Brush
  • Air Compressor / Blow-out Pump

Safeset method

What is the Hilti SafeSet cleaning method?

SafeSet is a proven system that automatically cleans the hole as you drill. This more efficient process requires a Hilti hollow drill bit and an appropriately sized Hilti vacuum cleaner.

When used correctly, SafeSet can save you up to 45% of the installation time.

What do you need?


post-installed rebar


Download this case study to learn how Hilti provided our solution using shorter anchorage length, for a massive road bridge project which required seismic stoppers to prevent the bridge from sliding in case of an earthquake.

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