The Next New Building Code – ACI 11/01/ Approximately three and one half years ago, I had the opportunity to address the Institute from this page. Title: ACI Provisions for Seismic Design of Structural Walls of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code, ACI Title: /R Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete & Because the ACI Building Code is written as a legal document so that it may be.

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To aid in your transition to the edition of ACIseveral 381-99 are available in the online Portal. In the preparation of IBCseveral things became apparent.

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Background and illustrative examples are presented to demonstrate important concepts and appropriate use. This will demand a change in our approach to revisions since we have been publishing a new code every six years since Each is used in different geographical areas of the U.

Among the subjects covered are: New provisions for evaluating flexural strength and detailing requirements at boundaries of reinforced concrete structural walls were incorporated into the version of the American Concrete Institute ACI Building Code, ACI Other documents that provide suggestions for carrying out the requirements of the code are also cited.

These are exciting times that require a change in our organizational approach as well as our publishing schedule.

/R Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete & Commentary

For the second approach, once the critical section along the wall height is identified, a simplified displacement-based design procedure is used to assess whether special detailing is needed. All of you have the right to comment on these proposed revisions until February 1, In recent history, there have been three recognized model building code agencies in the United States.


The code portion of this documents covers the proper design and construction of buildings of structural concrete. Remember, the version of ACI that is incorporated by reference in IBC is the legally adopted code that will be used by most municipalities as their building code. Although the stress limit is the same as that in ACIsignificant changes were incorporated to address commonly identified shortcomings associated with the ACI provisions.

It is the function of this commentary to fill this need. Wallace and Kutay Orakcal Publication: Little did we know what the future held.

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References to much of the research data referred to in preparing the code are cited for the user desiring to study individual questions in greater detail. However, a newer version of this document exists. The commentary discusses some of the considerations of the committee in developing the code with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions that may be unfamiliar to code users.

The primary purpose for publishing this manual is to assist the enginer and architect in the proper application of the design standars. The emphasis is placed on “how to use” the code. Consequently, our next code edition will be and every three years after that. Since it is the intention of ICC to publish a building code every three years starting in the yearACI will attempt to publish in,and so on. Where previously the ACI document was used by the three model code groups, it will now be used by only one in the IBC In the future we will endeavor to produce a code that will always precede the IBC code by a year.


The code has been written in such form that it may be adopted by reference in a general building code and earlier editions have been widely used in this manner.

ACI University is a global, online learning resource, providing on-demand access to a wide range of topics on concrete materials, design, and construction. I can be reached through ACI headquarters or at my office:. The moment ckde of wall cross sections is based on a strain compatibility analysis, and two approaches are provided to determine whether specially detailed boundary elements are required.

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Appears on pages s: Shortly after our committee started work inthe three model code groups came together and formed a new body, known as the International Code Council ICC. The text and design examples have been revised to reflect, where possible, comments received from users of the fode who suggested improvements in wording, identified errors, and recommended items for inclusion or deletion.

A newer version of this document exists.