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ACI Releases New Building Code Requirements

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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The American Concrete Institute announced earlier this month that the ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete is now available.

Now with full-color illustrations that the organization says are to improve clarity, ACI 318-19 includes technical changes in higher-reinforcing steel yield strengths, the addition of shotcrete and deep foundation provisions, seismic requirements for deep foundations and other applications, vertical seismic motions, nonlinear analysis for seismic design, modification to development length equations and updated shear design provisions and equations.

A variety of other industry needs are also addressed in ACI 318-19, including updates to provisions on post-tensioning, precast concrete, concrete durability, lightweight concrete and more.

“The American Concrete Institute is pleased that the new ACI 318-19 is now available for our industry to use,” said Jack P. Moehle, Ph.D., PE, Chair, ACI Committee 318: Structural Concrete Building Code.

“ACI 318 is one of the most essential and valuable standards with respect to the design of concrete structures. The United States and countries around the world base their national building codes on all or part of ACI 318.”

ACI 318-19 also identifies qualification training programs for inspectors/installers and lists certification requirements. It is anticipated that the final code requirements of ACI 318-19 will be referenced in the 2021 International Building Code.


Tagged categories: American Concrete Institute; American Concrete Institute; Asia Pacific; concrete; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; International Building Code; Latin America; North America; Z-Continents

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