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The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released ACI 318-11, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary.”
ACI 318-11 is a must-have standard for all concrete design, construction, inspection, repair, and research professionals. It contains the latest code requirements for concrete building design and construction alongside the corresponding commentary, and includes many improvements and changes from the 2008 edition. ACI 318-11 will also be available in Metric and Spanish versions.
“Engineers, architects, contractors, specifiers, building officials, students, and professors all rely on and regularly use ACI 318,” said Ron Burg, executive vice president of the American Concrete Institute. “Members of ACI Committee 318 have volunteered thousands of hours to ensure that necessary updates have been made to this 2011 edition, dedicated to enhancing the safety of concrete structures.”
Following is a summary of key changes in ACI 318-11:
One significant addition to the 318-11 Code addresses the credentialing of individuals who install adhesive anchors. When adhesive anchors are installed overhead and subject to sustained tension loads, they must be installed by an individual who holds an ACI/CRSI Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification or equivalent. The ACI/CRSI certification program is presently available in several geographic areas with many areas to be added in the coming months. Visit www.ACICertification.com to locate certification programs in your area.
This fall, ACI and the Portland Cement Association (PCA) will offer in-depth seminars to highlight and explain the changes in the 2011 Code. Details of the seminars, including dates, locations, and registration information are available at www.ACI318.org.
All ACI publications, including 318-11, can be ordered by calling 248-848-3800 or online at www.concrete.org.