ACI Schedules Seminars on New Code – ACI 318-14

With the recent publication of the newest edition of ACI 318, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-14), the American Concrete Institute has scheduled seminars in several cities from February through May. This edition of the Code represents a major change to the organization of the standard in over 40 years, especially from a designer’s perspective. This seminar will acquaint designers with the new organization and various technical changes to the Code and provide information that tracks provisions to the previous version so as to ensure that the design of a new project fully complies with the new Code. A member of the ACI 318 committee and an ACI staff engineer deliver the seminars and will cover 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, all construction-related requirements have been collected and then reorganized into a single chapter. The responsibility of the licensed design professional to include this information in contract documents, as it relates to a particular project, will be explained. Attendance to the seminar will include a copy of ACI 318-14 and handout of the presentations.

NRMCA member companies are encouraged to recommend this seminar to design firms that they work with. Click here for locations and details.

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