Title: 318M-02/318RM-02: Metric Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete Commentary
Publication: Technical Documents
Appears on pages(s): 443
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)
Note: A newer version of this document exists. This document was replaced by 318M-05/318RM-05.
The code portion of this document covers the proper design and construction of buildings of reinforced concrete. It is written is such form that it may be adopted by reference in a general building code, and earlier editions have been widely used in this manner. 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.