Aci Titles Study High Strength Mixes, Seismic-Prone Precast, Aac Panels

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces availability of new publications and CD-ROMs offering latest concrete-related information and technology.

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces availability of new publications and CD-ROMs offering latest concrete-related information and technology. The recent releases can be ordered by calling 248/848-3800 or visiting ACI members receive a discount up to 40 percent.

  • Guide for Selecting Proportions for High-Strength Concrete Using Portland Cement and Other Cementitious Matter [211408.PR] presents general methods for selecting high-strength concrete mixture proportions and optimizing the mix via trial batches. The 25-page guide details methods limited to high-strength concrete containing portland cement and fly ash, silica fume, or slag cement, produced with conventional materials and techniques. Recommendations and tables are based on current practice, as well as information provided by contractors, concrete suppliers, and engineers involved in projects dealing with high-strength concrete. Price: $53.50 (ACI members $33.00)
  • Guide to Emulating Cast-In-Place Detailing for Seismic Design of Precast Concrete Structures [550109.PR] provides information for detailing precast structures that should meet building code requirements for all seismic design categories by emulating cast-in-place reinforced concrete design. A definitive reference on emulative detailing, the 17-page guide shows the entire range of connections meeting latest ACI and ICC codes, in particular, explaining how emulative precast concrete structures can address the provisions of ACI 318-08. It enables engineers to understand the difference between emulative and jointed connections for precast and how emulative detailing can be used to convert a cast-in-place design to precast elements while satisfying all seismic requirements. Price: $46.50 (ACI members $28.00).
  • Guide for Design and Construction with Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Panels [Order Code: 523409.PR] addresses architects, engineers, contractors, and producers in presenting information that can help design, specify, and build with factory-reinforced panels of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC). The 81-page guide provides basic AAC information, production details, and guidance on structural design and construction using reinforced panels.

    Autoclaved aerated concrete is an environmentally friendly, green, sustainable, and structurally efficient building material, says Konstantin Sobolev, chair of ACI committee 523, Cellular Concrete. The developed guide is a powerful tool to incorporate this innovative material into construction practice. Price: $86.50 (ACI members $52.00)

    Fabrication Technology for Thin Cementitious Products CD-ROM [Order Code: SP260CD.PR] consists of papers presented at a session sponsored by ACI committee 549 at the Fall 2007 Convention. The symposium’s objective was to offer a review of latest developments in cementitious-product fabrication and explore potential residential and industrial building applications.

    Included on the CD are nine presentations: Importance of Processing in Advanced Cement-Based Products; Development of Thermal Insulation and Storage Materials Using Extrusion Technique; Nailable Extruded HPFRCC for Use in Residential Building Applications; The Use of a Continuous Mixer and a Fast-Setting Cement to Produce GFRC Architectural Products; Glass Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) Manufacturing Processes and their Development; Behavior of the MR Sandwich Panel in Flexure; Analysis of a Novel Thin-Walled Concrete Pole Centrifugally Cast Into a Fiberglass Tube; Production Methods for Textile-Reinforced Concrete; and, Carbonation Curing of Cement Bonded Fiberboard Made by Slurry-Dewatering Process. Price: $62.50 (ACI members $37.00)

  • Seismic Strengthening of Concrete Buildings Using FRP Composites on CD-ROM [SP258CD.PR] consists of eight papers presented by ACI Committee 440 at the ACI Spring Convention in Atlanta in April 2007. Papers include Seismic Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column T-Joints in Bridge Piers with FRP Composite Jackets; Performance of an RC Corner Beam-Column Joint Severely Damaged Under Bidirectional Loading and Rehabilitated with FRP Composites; and, Experimental Evaluation of Non-Circular Reinforced Concrete Columns Strengthened with CFRP. Price: $58.50 (ACI members $36.00)
  • 318-08 and PCA Notes on CD-ROM [31808CD.PR] contains ACI 318-08, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. It covers the materials, design, and construction of structural concrete used in buildings and, where applicable, in nonbuilding structures. Additionally, the CD-ROM contains the tenth edition of PCA Notes from the Portland Cement Association to assist the engineer and architect in proper application of the ACI 318-08 design standard, while providing an aid for educators, undergraduate and graduate students, contractors, materials and product manufacturers, building code authorities, and inspectors. Price: $199.50 (ACI members $150.00)