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Title: 318-02 and PCA Notes on CD-ROM


Publication: Technical Documents



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Keywords: admixtures; aggregates; anchorage (structural); beam-column frame; beams (supports); building codes; cements; cold weather construction; columns (supports); combined stress; composite construction (concrete and steel)


Date: 1/1/2002


Note: A newer version of this document exists. This document was replaced by 318-05 CD.

The code portion of this document covers the proper design and construction of buildings of structural concrete. The code has been written in such form that it may be adopted by reference in a general building code and earlier editions have been widely used in this manner. BUILDING CODE Among the subjects covered are: drawings and specifications; inspection; materials; durability requirements; concrete quality, mixing, and placing; formwork; embedded pipes; construction joints; reinforcement details; analysis and design; strength and serviceability; flexural and axial loads; shear and torsion; development and splices of reinforcement; slab systems; walls; footings; precast concrete; composite flexural members; prestressed concrete; shells and folded platemembers; strength evaluation of existing structures; special provisions for seismic design; structural plain concrete; strut-and-tie modeling in Appendix A; alternative design provisions in Appendix B; alternative load and strength-reduction factors in Appendix C; and anchoring to concrete in Appendix D. The quality and testing of materials used in construction are covered by reference to the appropriate ASTM standard specifications. Welding of reinforcement is covered by reference to the appropriate ANSI/AWS standard. Because the ACI Building Code is written as a legal document so that it may be adopted by reference in a general building code, it cannot present background details or suggestions for carrying out its requirements or intent. It is the function of this commentary to fill this need. The commentary discusses some of the considerations of the committee in developing the code with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions that may be unfamiliar to code users. References to much of the research data referred to in preparing the code are cited for the user desiring to study individual questions in greater detail. Other documents that provide suggestions for carrying out the requirements of the code are also cited. PCA NOTES: The first edition of the reference manual was developed to aid users in applying the provisions of the 1971 edition of " Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete (ACI 318-71)." The second through fifth editions updated the material in conformity with provisions of the 1977 code edition, the 1980 code supplement, and the 1983 and 1989 code editions, repectively. The sixth and seventh editions addressed the 1995 and 1999 editions of " Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-95) and (ACI 318-99)." Through seven editions, much of the initial material has been revised to better emphasize the subject matter, and new chapters added to assist the designer in proper application of the ACI 318 design provisions. This eighth edition reflects the contents of "Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-02)." The text and design examples have been revised to reflect, where possible, comments received from users of the "Notes" who suggested improvements in wording, identified errors, and recommended items for inclusion or deletion. The primary purpose for publishing this manual is to assist the engineer and architect in the proper application of the ACI 318-02 design standard. The emphasis is place on "how-to-use" the code. For complete background information on the development of the code provisions, the reader is referred to the "Commentary on Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318R-02)" which, starting with the 1989 edition, has been published together with the code itself under the same cover. This manual is also a valuable aid to educators, contractors, materials and products manufactures, building code authorities, inspectors, and othes involved in the design, construction, and regulation of concrete structures. MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS<


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