Document Development Guidance

Document Development Guidance

The ACI Technical Committee Manual (TCM) (PDF and ePub) 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.


    December 21, 2018 - for review at 2019 Spring Convention

    May 7 - for review at 2019 Summer TAC Meeting

    July 19 - for review at 2019 Fall Convention



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
Document Development Request

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

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

3. Submit to TAC
Document Submittal Checklist

4. TAC review
Review Comments Classification

5. Respond to TAC comments
Responding to TAC Comments Checklist

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

7. Publication

Send document, balloting, and summary of revisions to