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ACI Releases New Edition of Guide for Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

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The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released a new edition of its ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. It is now available in print and digital formats with full-color illustrations to improve clarity, ACI 318-19 includes major technical changes in higher reinforcing steel yield strengths; the addition of shotcrete and deep foundation provisions; seismic requirements for deep foundations and other applications; vertical seismic motions; nonlinear analysis for seismic design; modification to development length equations; and updated shear design provisions and equations. A variety of other industry needs are now addressed in ACI 318-19, including updates to provisions on post-tensioning, precast concrete, concrete durability, lightweight concrete, and more.

ACI 318-19 is available in print and digital formats at Versions are currently available in English with inch-pound units and Spanish with SI units – additional versions and languages will be available soon. 
Additionally, the Institute is hosting public and in-house seminars to introduce users to ACI 318-19 – visit for locations and to learn more.


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