Title: Concrete Q&A: Formwork Removal Times and Clear Spacing for Parallel Reinforcement
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 63-34
Which ACI documents include information regarding the timing for removing forms?
Section 18.104.22.168 of ACI 318-191 refers to Table 22.214.171.124 for calculation of development length for deformed bars. Is the indicated clear spacing in Table 126.96.36.199 measured between the lapped bars or between adjacent splices? If we allow noncontact splices and require that they meet the requirements of Section 188.8.131.52, with center-to-center spacing of the lapped bars being no more than lap-length/5 or 6 in., is the lap length the same as it would be for a contact splice?