Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Launches New Websites

January 17, 2023



Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Launches New Websites



(SCHAUMBURG, IL – January 16, 2023) The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is excited to announce the launch of their new website and continuing education platform (Rebar U). The public site has been redesigned, and Rebar U upgraded, to provide a better overall user experience.

The new website features a reconfigured layout and improved navigation to expedite information searches. As part of the overhaul, CRSI also changed association management systems. The new membership system provides users with an enhanced ecommerce solution and members only dashboard. It is also better integrated with the upgraded Rebar U website for seamless transitions from one platform to the other. The sites are built with responsive design to automatically reformat the display for mobile, tablet, and desktop devices.

Another feature the Institute is thrilled to incorporate is the integration of a new digital rights management service. The new service, Vitrium, allows users to view the digital versions of CRSI’s popular publications in their favorite web browser as opposed to the previous process, which required additional plug-ins and logins. Vitrium also allows users the ability to annotate sections with notes, different highlighter colors, and proofing marks. Digital publications can be bookmarked and downloaded to the browser for offline viewing.

 “We made great strides this year to upgrade our systems and our online presence. These new systems will bring us to current technologies and significantly improve the user experience,” explains Danielle Kleinhans, President and CEO of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, “I am confident these upgrades will position us for greater successes in 2023.”

To experience and explore the improved online offerings, and for more information, please visit


About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for information related to steel reinforced concrete construction.

Serving the needs of engineers, architects, and construction professionals, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities. CRSI Members include manufacturers, fabricators, material suppliers and placers of steel reinforcing bars and related products as well as professionals who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI also has a broad Region Manager network that supports both members and industry professionals. Serving the construction market in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, CRSI is headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill. with regional offices located across the United States.