This course contains 14 modules of pre-recorded presentations from four of ACI’s highly rated seminar presenters:
Catherine E. French, University of Minnesota
Robert J. Frosch, Purdue University
Randall W. Poston, WDP & Associates, TX, former ACI 318 Committee Chair
James K. Wight, University of Michigan, former ACI 318 Committee Chair
A PDF of the presentation is also included with each module.
INSTRUCTIONS: View the recorded presentations in order and then pass the 10-question final quiz with a score of 80% or higher to earn a certificate for CEU (PDH) credit.
Continuing Education Credit: 0.85 CEU (8.5 PDH)
Approved by AIA (LU/HSW) and ICC
Access Period: 90 days
The American Concrete Institute has recently published the newest edition of ACI 318, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-14).” This edition represents the first major change in Code organization in over 40 years and has been completely reorganized from a designer’s perspective. This course will help you get acquainted with the new organization and various technical changes to the code as quickly as possible and demonstrate how you can ensure that your design fully complies with the new code.
Members of the ACI 318 committee that were involved in the reorganization effort will guide attendees through the new organization of the code, concentrating on provisions for cast-in-place, nonprestressed concrete member design. The philosophy behind the new organizational structure will be demonstrated through a thorough review of the Code’s outline and provisions in the major chapters to give attendees new insight into the background behind the new organizational structure and how the new organization makes it easier to find needed requirements.
All major technical changes and new provisions will be highlighted to keep Code users up-to-date with the latest requirements. In addition, reorganization has collected all construction related requirements into a single chapter. The responsibility of the licensed design professional to include this information in construction documents, as it relates to a particular project, will be explained.
Author: French, Frosch, Poston, Wight
Publication Year: 2015
Categories: Codes, Construction Practices, Foundations, Joints - Structural, Seismic & Lateral Forces, Slabs
Formats: Online Learning
Table of Contents
1. Understand the philosophy of the organization of ACI 318-14.
2. Learn what types of design requirements can be found in the major chapters of ACI 318-14.
3. Identify how different chapters of the new code relate to and reference each other.
4. Explain the new technical changes in ACI 318-14.
5. Describe the responsibilities of the licensed design professional regarding information provided in construction documents.
- Overall organizational philosophy of the new code
- Scope, hierarchy, interpretation, and types of ACI documents
- NEW requirements for structural systems, loads, and analysis including the relationship between the structural systems chapter and the rest of the document
- Beam requirements, with an emphasis on explaining the use of reference chapters throughout each member chapter of the code
- Two-way slab requirements, including an overview of provisions related to non-participating members of structures in seismic design categories D, E, and F
- Column requirements, including seismic detailing specific to each seismic design category
- Wall requirements, including boundary element provisions
- NEW requirements for the design and detailing of diaphragms
- An explanation of the seismic requirements related to each member type
- A brief overview of the provisions related to the design of foundations and plain concrete
- Provisions covering the joints and connections between members
- Organization of chapters covering material requirements for steel and concrete
- An overview of requirements pertaining to strut-and-tie models
- Responsibilities of the licensed design professional regarding information provided in construction documents
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