ACI, PCI team to develop a structural precast companion to 318

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

An expanded American Concrete Institute and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute partnership has spawned the joint ACI-PCI Committee 319, Precast Structural Concrete Code, tasked with developing and maintaining code requirements unique to plant-fabricated elements or members common among PCI members. 

“By combining volunteer and staff efforts, ACI and PCI are well-positioned to produce new and user-friendly structural precast concrete building code requirements that complement existing code requirements, meet the needs of the industry, and ensure public safety and welfare,” says ACI Executive Vice President Ronald Burg, P.E. 

“Establishing this joint committee meets the needs of PCI and ACI members by incorporating specific precast concrete design knowledge and expertise from both organizations,” adds PCI CEO Bob Risser, P.E. “Creating this new document will allow the codification of information that is already used by engineers and architects in everyday practice, as well as providing one comprehensive document for the design of structural precast concrete.”

ACI-PCI Committee 319 will be addressed at the PCI Convention and The Precast Show, March 3-7 in Fort Worth, Texas, and ACI Concrete Convention, March 29-April 2 in Rosemont, Ill. —;