ACI Committee Document
The following ACI documents are currently, or will soon
“Qualification of Post-Installed Mechanical
Anchors in Concrete (ACI 355.2-19) and
Reported by ACI Committee 355, Anchorage to Concrete
Lee W. Mattis, Chair; Monzer M. Allam, Neal S. Anderson,
Jacques A. Bertrand, T.J. Bland, Peter J. Carrato, Harry A.
Chambers, Ronald A. Cook, Rolf Eligehausen, Werner A.F.
Fuchs, Branko Galunic, Brian C. Gerber, Herman L. Graves III,
Andra Hoermann-Gast, Brent E. Hungerford, Amy S. Kolczak,
Thomas A. Kolden, Anthony J. Lamanna, Nam-Ho Lee,
Robert R. McGlohn, Giovanni Muciaccia, Jake Olsen, John E.
Pearson, Milton Rodriguez, John F. Silva, Patrick J.E.
Sullivan, J. Bret Turley, Curtis R. Yokoyama, and Jian Zhao,
Members; Edwin G. Burdette, Robert W. Cannon, Neil M.
Hawkins, Paul R. Hollenbach, Donald F. Meinheit, Conrad
Paulson, Dan R. Stoppenhagen, Harry Wiewel, and Richard E.
Wollmershauser, Consulting Members.
Abstract: ACI 355.2 prescribes testing programs and
evaluation requirements for post-installed mechanical anchors
intended for use in concrete under the design provisions of
ACI 318. Criteria are prescribed for determining whether
anchors are acceptable for use in uncracked concrete only, or
in cracked as well as uncracked concrete. Performance
categories for anchors are established, as are the criteria for
assigning anchors to each category. The anchor performance
categories are used by ACI 318 to assign capacity reduction
factors and other design parameters.
“Guide for Design and Construction with
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Panels
Reported by ACI Committee 523, Cellular Concrete
Jennifer E. Tanner, Chair; Felipe Babbitt, Secretary;
Manuel Diaz, Fouad H. Fouad, Ralph D. Gruber, Keith Itzler,
and Konstantin Sobolev, Members; Michael McDonough and
Bruce Weems, Consulting Members.
The committee would like to thank Greg Mueller for his work on this guide.
Abstract: This guide is intended for use by architects,
engineers, contractors, building officials, and manufacturers.
Its purpose is to present, in a single source, information that
can help those individuals design, specify, and construct with
factory-reinforced panels of autoclaved aerated concrete
(AAC). In this guide, introductory information on AAC is first
presented, followed by a description of its manufacture,
guidance on structural design using reinforced panels, and
guidance on construction with such panels. The body of this
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guide ends with an extensive background chapter on the
material characteristics of AAC and the structural behavior
and design of AAC elements.
“Specification for Type EM (Epoxy Multi-Layer)
Polymer Overlay for Bridge and Parking
Garage Decks (ACI 548.8-19)”
Reported by ACI Committee 548, Polymers and Adhesives
Mahmoud M. Reda Taha, Chair; Ashraf I. Ahmed,
Mohammad A. Alhassan, Jacques A. Bertrand, Constantin
Bodea, Chris Davis, James T. Dikeou,* Don Edwards, David W.
Fowler, Quentin L. Hibben, Albert O. Kaeding, Jay Lee, John
R. Milliron, Myles A. Murray,* Bradley Nemunaitis, Joseph A.
Nuciforo Jr., John R. Robinson,* Michael L. Schmidt, Joseph R.
Solomon, Michael M. Sprinkel, Michael S. Stenko, Donald P.
Tragianese, Wafeek S. Wahby, and David White, Members;
Milton D. Anderson, Lu Anqi, Craig A. Ballinger, John J.
Bartholomew, Shashi P. Bhatnagar, Jerry D. Byrne, Zhi-Yuan
Chen, Lech Czarnecki, Harold (Dan) R. Edwards, Larry J.
Farrell, George Horeczko, David P. Hu, Bert Paul
Kriekemans, Dion Kruger, William Lee, Troy D. Madeley,
Henry N. Marsh Jr., Peter Mendis, Peter J. Moss, Yoshihiko
Ohama, Kelly M. Page, Hamid Saadatmanesh, Donald A.
Schmidt, Meyer Steinberg, and Harold H. Weber Jr.,
Abstract: This specification covers epoxy multi-layer
(EM) polymer overlay for bridge and parking garage decks.
Type EM polymer overlay incorporates a low modulus epoxy
binder and selected aggregate to produce a flexible, skidresistant,
and low-permeability overlay. The overlay may be
used for both new construction and rehabilitation of existing
structures. The overlay is placed by applying the neat epoxy
binder to the surface and broadcasting aggregate. This
specification includes requirements for epoxy resin, aggregates,
storage and handling, surface preparation, surface profile,
mixing, placement, quality control, and quality assurance.
“Qualification of Precast Concrete Diaphragm
Connections and Reinforcement at Joints
for Earthquake Loading (ACI 550.4M-18) and
Commentary (ACI 550.4RM-18)”
Reported by Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 550, Precast
Larbi M. Sennour,* Chair; Lance Osborne, Secretary;
Suzanne Aultman, Roger J. Becker,* Te-Lin Chung, Ned M.
Cleland,* Manuel Conde Fuentes, Thomas J. D’Arcy,*
William K. Doughty, Semeh Ibrahim El Ashri, Alvin C.
Ericson, Mostafa Mohamed Gad Alla, Harry A. Gleich, Neil M.