A Simple Code-Dream or Possibility?

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Title: A Simple Code-Dream or Possibility?

Author(s): J. G. MacGregor

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 72

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 199-218

Keywords: building codes; education; reinforced concrete; research; structural design.

Date: 12/1/1981

Abstract:
The ACI Building Code has become more and more complex as engineers and plan checkers have insisted that every eventuality be covered in the code. Three possible ways of simplifying codes are discussed. These include: (a) rearrangement of the code by components rather than stress states, (b) use of a performance code format plus a recommended practice and (c) use of a two-tiered code. The paper suggests that (a) and (c) are most likely to be successful at this time.