A Look at the New ACI Concrete Code

by Rita Robison, Assoc. Ed.; Civil Engineering—ASCE, New York, N.Y. 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 5, Pg. 64-66

Document Type: Feature article


Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete (ACI 318-83) is discussed in terms of three major changes: limitations on chlorides, especially in aggregates, that affect durability; simplification of calculations for the direct design method for slabs; and extension of earthquake provisions to regions not previously covered. Earthquake provisions appear in the totally-rewritten Appendix A. A summary of the changes in each chapter is included.

Subject Headings: Concrete | Standards and codes | Reinforced concrete | Earthquakes | Building codes | Concrete slabs | Chloride | Aggregates

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