Document Development Guidance

The ACI Technical Committee Manual (TCM) is prepared by the Technical Activities Committee (TAC) to guide the operation of ACI technical committees and the development of committee documents. Refer to the TCM for details on document submission.



November 23, 2022 - for February 7, 2023 Review

March 1, 2023 - for May 10, 2023 Review

June 7, 2023 - for August 9, 2023 Review

September 13, 2023 - for November 15, 2023 Review


There are several stages to document development. Links for tools such as checklists and templates are located below each step in which they are applicable.

1. Request TAC Permission For New Documents
Document Development Request

2. Plan for Document Revision
Document Revision Plan (recommended but not mandatory)

3. Incremental Revision
Incremental Revision Request

4. Planning/writing
Guide and report template
Design standard template
Construction standard template
Guide for writing a TechNote
Metrication Guide

Balloting Tools
Ballot Form
Ballot: Chair Resolution Form
How to Initiate a Ballot
Balloting Examples

5. Submit to TAC
Document Submittal Checklist

6. TAC review
Review Comments Classification

7. Respond to TAC comments
Responding to TAC Comments Checklist

8. Standardization (if design standard or construction standard)
Responding to Public Discussion Checklist

9. Publication

Send document, balloting, and summary of revisions to


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