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.



March 1, 2024 - for May 15, 2024 Review

May 31, 2024 - for August 14, 2024 Review

September 16, 2024 - for December 11, 2024 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