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Six New Publications Available from American Concrete Institute

The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of six new publications, including the first-ever Spanish edition of ACI 318:

  • 301-05 – Specifications for Structural Concrete – This document covers materials and proportioning of concrete; reinforcing and prestressing steels; production, placing, finishing, and curing of concrete; and formwork design and construction. Methods of treatment of joints and embedded items, repair of surface defects, and finishing of formed and unformed surfaces are specified. Separate sections are devoted to architectural concrete, lightweight concrete, mass concrete, prestressed concrete, and shrinkage-compensating concrete. Provisions governing testing, evaluation, and acceptance of concrete as well as acceptance of the structures are included. This specification is a reference specification that engineers or architects can make applicable to any construction project by citing it in project specifications. $75.50 (ACI members $45.00)
  • 318-05 – Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary – Metric and Spanish (Requisitos De Reglamento Para Concreto Estructural Y Comentario) Versions – A must-have standard for all concrete design, construction, inspection, repair, and research professionals, ACI 318-05 contains the latest code requirements for concrete building design and construction alongside the corresponding commentary. The 2005 edition has improved readability by unifying notations and terminology throughout the code. In addition, there are several specific technical changes and various existing provisions were clarified. A full description of all topics covered in the publication can be found at ACI 318-05 is deemed to satisfy the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19338, Performance Assessment Requirements for Design Standards on Structural Concrete. Now available as English, Metric, and Spanish versions. $153.50 (ACI members $93.00)
  • 332-04 – Requirements for Residential Concrete Construction and Commentary – The code portion of this document covers the proper design and construction for cast-in-place concrete work for one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) and their accessory structures. The code has been written so that it may be adopted by reference in a general building code. Among the subjects covered are the design and construction requirements for footings, plain concrete, and reinforced foundation walls; slabs-on-ground; and the requirements for concrete, reinforcement, forms, and other related materials. The commentary discusses some of the considerations used in developing the code with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions that may be unfamiliar to code users or where significant departure exists from other concrete codes. $51.50 (ACI members $31.00)
  • 423.3R-05 – Recommendations for Concrete Members Prestressed with Unbonded Tendons – This report is a guide for the design of flexural concrete members in buildings post-tensioned with unbonded tendons. Suggestions for revisions and additions to ACI 318 regarding this subject are presented. Consideration is given to determination of fire endurance, design for seismic forces, and design for catastrophic loadings, in addition to design for gravity and lateral loads. Recommendations concerning details and properties of tendons, protection against corrosion, and construction procedures are presented. $51.50 (ACI members $31.00)
  • 551.1R-05 – Tilt-Up Concrete Construction Guide – Tilt-up concrete construction is commonly used in low-rise building construction, and this guide discusses many of the issues relating to the planning and construction of these buildings to produce a quality tilt-up project. Major topics include preconstruction planning, foundations, special considerations for slab-on-ground construction, wall panel forming and casting, panel erection, connections and repairing, and painting. $45.50 (ACI members $27.00)

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