Title: Structural Plain Concrete Gets a Fresh Look
Author(s): Luke R. Pinkerton
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 37-41
Keywords: committee, design, code, performance
Structural plain concrete is used within structural elements such as arches, pedestals, and foundations. In 2019, ACI reinstated a committee on the topic, ACI Committee 380, Structural Plain Concrete. The committee’s mission is to advance the design and application of structural plain concrete to improve its performance and recognition as a reliable construction material. Recent advancements in materials and design methods are expected to lead to improvements in the economy and sustainability of concrete construction.