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ACI Updates Concrete Manual for 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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FARMINGTON HILLS, MI—The newly revised bible of best practices for concrete is now available from the American Concrete Institute.

The 2015 edition of the Manual of Concrete Practice is "the most comprehensive concrete reference set available," with more than 240 documents concerning concrete practice, according to ACI.

The encyclopedia of concrete technology is designed for engineers, architects, contractors and concrete product suppliers.


Hundreds of concrete topics are presented in the ACI's 2015 Manual of Concrete Practice, including design and specification writing.

ACI says the updated manual contains all of the organization documents that concrete professionals need to answer questions about code requirements, specifications, tolerances, concrete proportions, construction methods, evaluation of test results, and more.

Features and Topics

The Manual of Concrete Practice also includes the reorganized 2014 version of ACI 318, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary.

Topics in the manual include:

  • Design of reinforced concrete and masonry structures; 
  • Design and construction of floors on grade, pavements, and parking lots; 
  • Specification writing;
  • Concrete mixture proportioning;
  • Concrete mixing, transporting, and placing; 
  • Hot- and cold-weather concreting; 
  • Formwork; 
  • Inspection and testing; 
  • Construction tolerances; 
  • Repair, renovation, and rehabilitation; and 
  • Troubleshooting. 

ACI offers the manual in three formats: a seven-volume hard copy, online, or USB drive.

Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI, ACI is a member-based technical organization with 20,000 members worldwide.

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Tagged categories: American Concrete Institute; Certifications and standards; Concrete; Concrete coatings and treatments; North America; Online tools; Program/Project Management; Worker training

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