ACI 318-19 building code requirements available for review

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) expects to publish the ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete in 2019. This edition will include updated code provisions as well as new colour illustrations.

ACI anticipates 318-19 to include provisions on topics such as transverse reinforcement and shear in wide beams, hanger reinforcement, bi-directional interaction of one-way shear, and reference to ACI certifications.

Existing provisions are expected to receive updates and clarifications on two-way shear strength, ordinary walls, seismic loads, reinforcement detailing, analysis, and numerous materials requirements. Provisions which could be removed include analysis methods for two-way slabs and provisions on shearheads and composite concrete columns.

ACI is publishing the complete draft of the proposed 318-19 doe for a 45-day public review which starts on 21 December. It is anticipated that the final code requirements will be published and made available in June 2019 and be referenced in the 2021 International Building Code. Printed and digital formats of the code are expected, as well as versions in inch-pound units, SI units and other languages. ACI 318-19 will be included in the ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices, and educational seminars will begin in autumn 2019.

More information is available on the website.



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