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.

Process

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

Deadlines

Send document, balloting, and summary of revisions to Shannon.Banchero@concrete.org

Activity

ACI Fall Convention and Exposition
Philadelphia, PA
October 23-27, 2016

ACI Spring Convention and Exposition
Detroit, MI
March 26-30, 2017

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

Final 30-day letter
ballot issued
June 17,
2016
November 18,
2016
March 8,
2017
Committee-approved
document submitted
to staff for editorial
review
 July 22,
2016
December 21,
2016
April 12,
2017
Document submitted
to TAC and external
reviewers
September 16,
2016
February 17,
2017
May 29,
2017
TAC Review Group
conference calls
October 12-14,
2016
March 15-17,
2017
June 28-30,
2017
TAC meeting  October 21-23,
2016
March 24-25,
2017
July 12-14,
2017