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Title: Protecting the Public From Fools and Rascals--Building Codes for the Millennium
Author(s): Gene W. Corley
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 57-62
Keywords: building codes; high-strength concretes; reinforced concretes; history; structural design; General
Abstract:Briefly reviews history of reinforced concrete and building codes in the United States, showing how changes in codes and materials have permitted enormous strides in building construction but also that current codes are complex and building practice is ahead of the current ACI Building Code. Proposes an approach for improving future codes that would require some reorganization of individual chapters. The chapters would be divided into direct design as adequate for acceptance, rigorous design as the next step, and performance design as the most comprehensive approach. Future codes can be expected to be in an electronic format and someday will be written so that they are used simply as input to general computer programs.
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