The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has announced the Ohio Buiding Code now references ACI 562 code requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures.
According to ACI: “The changes add requirements for ACI 562 as follows: evaluation and design of structural concrete repairs and rehabilitation shall be in compliance with Chapter 34 of the International Building Code and ACI 562. Requiring the ACI 562 means that minimum requirements for public safety related to structural concrete are now being applied to existing buildings as well as new buildings.”
The Ohio Building Code for commercial buildings is based on the 2015 edition of the International Code Council’s International Building Code.
The ACI 562 code requirements combine the institute’s knowledge with resources on the evaluation, repair and rehabilitation of concrete buildings. It also provides minimum performance requirements which address the nature of existing building construction.
More information is available on the website.