Digital ACI 318 guide launches with collaboration tools

Sources: Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Schaumburg, Ill.; CP staff

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has released a pdf version of Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, formatted with a digital rights management encryption service that enhances user experience through a commenting and collaboration platform. The service echoes best practices from other organizations’ digital rights management strategies and protects files from piracy by requiring a one-time Adobe Acrobat plugin installation.

The pdf follows a well-subscribed print version released earlier this year. The publication contains comprehensive information on design and detailing requirements in ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, especially relating to cast-in-place structures with nonprestressed reinforcement. Authors target a simplified roadmap that can be used to navigate through ACI 318, plus step-by-step design procedures and aids that ease and expedite reinforced concrete building detailing. Numerous design and detailing aids are provided throughout the 996-page document, along with 140-plus worked-out, practical design examples illustrating proper application of the ACI 318 requirements.  —

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