On-Demand Course: Two-Way Slab Systems: Recent Developments and Showcases on Design, Analysis, Construction, and Evaluation Methods

On-Demand Course: Two-Way Slab Systems: Recent Developments and Showcases on Design, Analysis, Construction, and Evaluation Methods

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The contents of this course include three recorded presentations from the ACI 2016 Spring Convention, and one recorded presentation from the ACI 2013 Fall Convention:

• Modeling of Reinforced and Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Slabs under Impact Loads by Trevor D. Hrynyk, University of Texas at Austin

• ACI 421.3R15: Guide to Design of Reinforced Two-Way Slab Systems by Mustafa A. Mahamid, University of Illinois at Chicago

• Analysis of Flat-Plate and Frame Construction by Neil M. Hawkins, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Study the materials included in this module. Then, complete and pass the corresponding 10-question quiz with a score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate for 0.1 CEU (equivalent to 1.0 PDH). This online course is not approved for credit with the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB).

Continuing Education Credit: 0.1 CEU (1 PDH)

Access Period: 30 days


Reinforced concrete slabs are widely used floor systems that demonstrate complex behaviors and vulnerability to different failure modes at support walls and columns. In designing slabs, provisions for shear, shear reinforcement requirements, and moment transfer at the support is an area of continued research and advancement. Serviceability issues are also important to designers, especially with the advancement in materials used in concrete.

This course introduces the new ACI 421.3R-15, “Guide to Design of Reinforced Concrete Two-Way Slab Systems”, as well as code-compliant analysis methods in the design of two-way slab systems and guidelines to transmit floor loads from slabs to support columns. Background research by Dr. Gene Corley in developing code standards and current research on steel fiber reinforcement for impact load resistance will also be presented. This course will be of interest to practicing engineers, university professors, manufacturers, and students.

Document Details

Publication Year: 2017

Pages: 0

Categories: Aggregates, Concrete Technology, Consolidation, Mixture Proportioning

Formats: Online Learning

Table of Contents

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify how the new ACI 421.3R, “Guide to Design of Reinforced Concrete Two-Way Slab Systems,” helps design engineers to analyze conventional reinforced two-way concrete flat-slab and flat slab-to-column connection designs;

2. Examine historical research and current code provisions for two-way slab designs and slab-to-column punching shear-capacity designs;

3. Compare different design methods for two-way slabs and identify the appropriate method for different design circumstances; and

4. Compare results of impact load tests on conventionally reinforced concrete slabs with those on similar slabs containing added fiber reinforcement.


Any applicable errata are included with individual documents at the time of purchase. Errata are not included for collections or sets of documents such as the Manual of Concrete Practice (MCP). For a listing of and access to all product errata, visit the Errata page.

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Printed / Hard Copy Products: The full and complete returned product will be accepted if returned within 60 days of receipt and in salable condition. A 20% service charge applies. Return shipping fees are the customer’s responsibility.

Electronic /Downloaded Products & Online Learning Courses: These items are not eligible for return.

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