Document Development

The ACI Technical Committee Manual (TCM) (PDF and ePub) is prepared by the Technical Activities Committee (TAC) to guide the operation of ACI technical committees and the development of committee documents. Refer to the TCM for details on document submission.


There are five (six, if a standard) stages to document development. Links for tools such as checklists and templates are located below each step in which they are applicable.

1. Planning/writing
Guide and report template
Design standard template
Construction standard template
Guide for writing a TechNote
Guide for Construction of Symbols
Metrication Guide

Balloting Tools
Document Ballot Form
Document Ballot: Chair Resolution Form
How to Initiate a Ballot
Balloting Examples
Meeting Ballot: Negative Resolution Tool

2. Submit to TAC
Document Submittal Checklist

3. TAC review
Review Comments Classification

4. Respond to TAC comments
Responding to TAC Comments Checklist
Response to Comments Ballot Form
Response to Comments: Chair Resolution Form

5. Standardization (if design standard or construction standard)
Responding to Public Discussion Checklist

6. Publication


Send document, balloting, and summary of revisions to


TAC Summer Meeting
Farmington Hills, MI
July 12-14, 2017

ACI Fall Convention and Exposition
Anaheim, CA
October 15-19, 2017

ACI Spring Convention
Salt Lake City, UT
March 25-29, 2018

Final 30-day letter
ballot issued
March 8,
June 9, 2017
November 17, 2017
document submitted
to staff for editorial
April 12,
July 14, 2017
December 22, 2017
Document submitted
to TAC and external
May 29,
September 8, 2014
February 16, 2018
TAC Review Group
conference calls
June 28-30,
October 4-6,
March 14-16, 2018
TAC meeting July 12-14,
October 13-14,
March 23-24, 2018