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ACI Committee 318 Completes Reorganized Building Code

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ACI Committee 318 met this past week in Charleston, SC, for the final process in completing the reorganized ACI 318 Building Code for Structural Concrete. This meeting was to complete the review and committee’s responses to public comments, which amounted to about 800 comments and other minor revisions to the document. This was the final step in the development process to publishing the Code, which is expected to be available in print at the ACI Fall Convention in Washington, DC, in October. Publication of ACI 318 meets the schedule for it to be referenced in the next version of the International Building Code (IBC) that is expected to be approved later this year.

A new ACI Committee 318 will be established for the next Code cycle (typically 6 years). The committee will be chaired by Jack Moehle, University of California, Berkeley. The gavel was passed to the new chair by outgoing chair Randall Poston with WDP & Associates. The reorganized Code represents a significant effort by the committee that included more than 15,000 pages of balloting and resolutions. While originally anticipated as just a reorganization of ACI 318-11, the new Code does have several technical changes. To help users of the Code, a transition map will be provided to identify provisions in 318-14 to the equivalent provisions in 318-11 (NRMCA's Colin Lobo serves on ACI Committee 318).

For more information, contact Colin Lobo at

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