ACI releases 2023 Collection of Concrete Codes

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff The 2023 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices includes dozens of newly published documents, led by ACI 440.11 “Code Requirements for Structural Concrete Reinforced with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bars.” The Collection is the most comprehensive and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction, materials, and repair,…

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RMC Foundation report: Optimize low-rise C-I-P wall reinforcement

Sources: RMC Research & Education Foundation, Alexandria, Va.: CP staff A new RMC Research & Education Foundation report states the case for engineers, practitioners and code officials to consider design loads versus prescriptive reinforcement requirements for concrete walls framing low-rise buildings in moderate or lower seismic zones.  “Simulation-based Investigation of the Performance of Low-rise Concrete Walls with Low Reinforcement Ratios”…

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ACI sets 24-city schedule for 318-14 Building Code seminar

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

The American Concrete Institute is offering a seminar in 24 cities, February–May, on the newly-released ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. The new ACI 318-14 represents the first major change in Code organization in over 40 years and has been completely reorganized from a designer’s perspective.

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Engineer-friendly ACI 318-14 debuts after code’s exhaustive reorganization

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

Gathering in Washington D.C. for its fall convention, ACI officially released the completely reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, to be referenced in 2015 International Building Code.

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