437-12: Code Requirements for Load Testing of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary (an ACI Provisional Standard)

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Title: 437-12: Code Requirements for Load Testing of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary (an ACI Provisional Standard)

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Publication: Technical Documents

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Appears on pages(s): 34

Keywords: acceptance criteria; cyclic loading; load test; monotonic loading; test load magnitude; test protocol.

Date: 8/1/2012

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Note: A newer version of this document exists. This document was replaced by 437.2-13.

This standard provides requirements for test load magnitudes, test protocols, and acceptance criteria for conducting a load test as a means of evaluating the safety and serviceability of concrete structural members and systems for existing buildings. A load test may be conducted as part of a structural evaluation to determine whether an existing building requires repair and rehabilitation, or to verify the adequacy of repair and rehabilitation measures applied to an existing building, or both. The standard contains provisions for both a cyclic load test and a monotonic load test procedure.