ACI technical committees disseminate information through consensus-based publications within the scope of a committee’s mission.
Standardization is the most rigorous consensus process used by ACI. ACI standards are written in mandatory language. There are typically two types of ACI Standards – design codes and construction specifications.
Design codes are directed to the design professional, not the construction team. ACI design codes include, code requirements, code cases, acceptance criteria, and design specifications.
ACI construction specifications are written to direct the producers, testing agencies, and construction team, not the design professional. ACI specifications include both construction and material specifications.