KODI KLIP® State Codes & Specifications

The KODI KLIP® Rebar Connecting System has been evaluated by many state and local governments. Click on the tabs below to see the response from officials in your state.

Codes & Specifications By State


On August 8, 2005, Lamar S. Woodham, Jr, Chairman of the Product Evaluation Board for the Alabama Department of Transportation Bureau of Research and Development, determined that it would be up to individual contractors to use the Kodi Klip product at their discretion.




From the Arkansas AHDT: 503.04 (a) Placement of Reinforcement: 1) When the reinforcement consists of individual bars, the longitudinal bars shall be secured to the transverse bars by wire ties or clips at alternate intersections or more frequently if necessary to maintain their position within the horizontal and vertical tolerances specified herein. (b) Splices in Reinforcing Steel. Reinforcing bars, bar mats, or welded wire fabric used as continuous reinforcement shall be lapped in the longitudinal direction in a staggered pattern as shown on the plans. All laps shall be securely tied or clipped. In lieu of lapped splices, the Contractor may use welded or mechanical splices according to Section 804.07.

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804.06 Placing and Fastening. Epoxy coated bars shall be placed on plastic coated or epoxy coated metal supports and shall be held in place by use of plastic coated tie wires or molded plastic clips especially fabricated for this purpose.

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The subject product does not fit any current ADOT Approved Products List (APL) categories and there is currently no need to create a new APL category for it. Therefore, no action will be taken to either approve or disapprove of the subject product with respect to ADOT’s APL.


The Division of Engineering Services Needs Assessment Committee has determined that there is no current need for this product. A copy of the “New Product Initial Review and Assessment Worksheet” completed by the technical committee is enclosed for your review.


Rebar fastening devices made of plastic are acceptable on CDOT projects without having to be on our Approved Products List. The Kodi Klip complies with Subsection 602.02 of CDOT’s Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.


CTDOT standards specifications section 6.02.03 4 (a) and (d) for using plastic clips.


Our standard specifications Section 603.05 states that bar should be held in place by wiring at bar intersections.

Based on our observations of the clip when in use, we feel comfortable that it will provide a secure enough connection at the rebar intersections of like diameters to meet our satisfaction.


415-5.3 Tying: 415-5.3.1 Steel Reinforcing: Tie steel reinforcing using pliable steel wire that readily bends and twists without breaking and that provides a tie of sufficient strength to hold the steel reinforcing in its proper position. Tie stainless reinforcing steel using plastic, polymer, or nylon coated pliable steel wire; or stainless steel wire meeting the requirements of ASTM A276, UNS S31600.


The New Products Evaluation Committee considered this product. The Committee recommended that the Department classify this products as “Accepted” as an alternate to tie wire in precast concrete products used on Georgia Department of Transportation projects.




The product has been approved for placement in the category/subcategory listed above. [Rebar Slicers] It will remain on our QPL list as long as it continues to meet the Department’s product specifications and performs satisfactorily under field conditions.


Illinois Department of Transportation: Article 508.06 for IDOT’s Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction states that “Epoxy-coated reinforcement bars shall be tied with plastic or epoxy-coated wires or acceptable molded plastic clips.” Click the button below to view IDOT Section 508 Reinforcement Bars page 436.


Section 703.06 Placing and Fastening: All reinforcing bars shall be wired rigidly or fastened securely at sufficient intervals to hold bars in place. See section 508.




As long as they are compliant with CRSI guidelines, it would be up to you to market them to the various contractors that may have an interest in using them.


Phase IV: Product has been approved for experimental use by the New Product Review Committee. The product may be used on a limited basis, however, change orders must be submitted and approved prior to use of the product.




Thank you for sharing the information on the “Kodi Klips”. The Committee reviewed the product information and samples that you submitted. The Committee had no interest in reviewing this product further at this time.




[T]he PET has determined that no current need exists for this product at this time.

Type 2 New Product (Type 2) – A product that appears to have not been used or evaluated by MassDOT previously and does not fall within an existing product category under the Qualified Construction Materials List (QPL).


Section 905.03.D.2.2: Wire ties must be plastic coated wire, epoxy coated wire, or molded plastic clips.


MNDOT: Ask that the new suppliers market their innovative changes by meeting with MNDOT Contractors and have them propose the new ideas on one of their current jobs. We will evaluate that process when it comes to our attention. Mark Spafford, PE; (651) 366-4564


Materials such as Kodi Klip would be considered on a project specific basis when the need arises for such a product.


Organizational Results and pertinent members of the Materials Division and the Pavement Group discussed the use of the “Kodi Klip” and find no reason for the product not to be used on MoDOT construction projects.




It was determined that a Qualified Product List (QPL) category would not be developed at this time. The clips did perform satisfactorily and as such, will be permitted to be used should a contractor determine the product would be useful to his/her project.


NEDOT Standard Specification 707.03, Paragraph 3a states: The Contractor shall place all reinforcement in the position shown in the plans, and it shall be held securely in position with plastic clips and blocking. Paragraph 3b, (6) states: Tie wire for epoxy coated bars shall be plastic coated. Plastic clips suitable for this purpose may be used.

New Hampshire

Use Standard Specifications 544.3.4 and 544.5.1.

New Jersey

NJDOT 504.03.01.E Placing and Fastening: When using epoxy-coated reinforcement steel, use only plastic coated or epoxy coated tie wires and ensure that all miscellaneous hardware used to support, position, or fasten the reinforcement are dielectric, plastic coated, or epoxy coated.

New Mexico

The Product Evaluation Program or a designee considered the merits of your product and approved the product stated above. [Kodi Klip]

New York

We have determined that your product meets Department specification requirements for Devices for Supporting and Tying Reinforcement in SECTION 556 – REINFORCING STEEL FOR CONCRETE STRUCTURES.

North Carolina

Per current North Carolina Department of Transportation Product Evaluation Program guidelines, a status code of Approved for Provisional Use means that a product has been evaluated and is approved for use based on site specific and/or project specific conditions being met.

North Dakota





If a local contractor chooses to use the device he may do so provided that the steel bars are held to the satisfaction of the local Resident Engineer or his designated representative.




6/2/2010 PENNDOT Letter / PENNDOT, Section 714 – Precast Concrete Products, 714.6 States: For epoxy coated rebar, use plastic ties or plastic clips that firmly secure the rebar, or, plastic or epoxy coated tie wire or coated metal clips that firmly secure the rebar.

Rhode Island


South Carolina


South Dakota

Section 480.3.C Placing and Fastening: When using epoxy coated reinforcement steel, all wire bar support and bar clips shall be plastic or epoxy coated.


Knox County: Knox County Codes Department will accept the KODI KLIPS® as an acceptable alternate material for their intended use. Roy Braden, Building Official, Knox County, TN, July 12, 2006.


TxDOT does not pre-approve these products and only consider the use based on performance. The performance of your product appears to be acceptable.


Please be advised subject product has been reviewed by the New Products Evaluation Panel and the affected functional units and it was determined you must market them to the local contractors and see if they would use them on a project or small part of a project.






This product has been “Approved with Limitations”. This product can only be used in bridge roadway slabs and is subject to the spacing and tie location requirements specified in WSDOT Standard Specifications Section 6-02.3(24)C for tie wire. We have attached a copy of the New Product Bulletin for your review.

West Virginia

Your product has been granted a Materials Division provisional approval which will still require your product to be inspected and approved for acceptance on a per project basis under WVDOH Specification 602.6 and 602.7.


The department has reviewed the literature and other supporting documents that you submitted to us on the subject product, the Kodi Klip System. This letter is to notify you that a review has found this to be an acceptable product but there is no pre-approval given on this for use on State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation projects.