The “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” (“Code”) covers the materials, design, and construction of structural concrete used in buildings and where applicable in nonbuilding Structures. The Code also covers the strength evaluation of existing concrete structures.
Among the subjects covered are: contract documents; inspection; materials; durability requirements; concrete quality, mixing, and placing; formwork; embedded pipes; construction joints; reinforcement details; analysis and design; strength and serviceability; flexural and axial loads; shear and torsion; development and splices of reinforcement; slab systems; walls; footings; precast concrete; composite flexural members; prestressed concrete; shells and folded plate members; strength evaluation of existing structures; provisions for seismic design; structural plain concrete; strut-and- tie modeling in Appendix A; alternative design provisions in Appendix B; alternative load and strength reduction factors in Appendix C; and anchoring to concrete in Appendix D.
The quality and testing of materials used in construction are covered by reference to the appropriate ASTM standard specifications. Welding of reinforcement is covered by reference to the appropriate American Welding Society (AWS) standard. Uses of the Code include adoption by reference in general building codes, and earlier editions have been widely used in this manner. The Code is written in a format that allows such reference without change to its language. Therefore, background details or suggestions for carrying out the requirements or intent of the Code portion cannot be included.
The Commentary is provided for this purpose. Some of the considerations of the committee in developing the Code portion are discussed within the Commentary, with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions. Much of the research data referenced in preparing the Code is cited for the user desiring to study individual questions in greater detail. Other documents that provide suggestions for carrying out the requirements of the Code are also cited.
Keywords: admixtures; aggregates; anchorage (structural); beam-column frame; beams (supports); building codes; cements; cold weather construction; columns (supports); combined stress; composite construction (concrete and steel); composite construction (concrete to concrete); compressive strength; concrete construction; concrete slabs; concretes; construction joints; continuity (structural); contract documents; contraction joints; cover; curing; deep beams; deflections; earthquake-resistant structures; embedded service ducts; flexural strength; floors; folded plates; footings; formwork (construction); frames; hot weather construction; inspection; isolation joints; joints (junctions); joists; lightweight concretes; load tests (structural); loads (forces); materials; mixing; mixture proportioning; modulus of elasticity; moments; pipe columns; pipes (tubing); placing; plain concrete; precast concrete; prestressed concrete; prestressing steels; quality control; reinforced concrete; reinforcing steels; roofs; serviceability; shear strength; shear walls; shells (structural forms); spans; splicing; strength; strength analysis; stresses; structural analysis; structural concrete; structural design; structural integrity; T-beams; torsion; walls; water; welded wire reinforcement.
2—NOTATION AND DEFINITIONS
5—CONCRETE QUALITY, MIXING, AND PLACING
6—FORMWORK, EMBEDMENTS, AND CONSTRUCTION JOINTS
7—DETAILS OF REINFORCEMENT
8—ANALYSIS AND DESIGN—GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
9—STRENGTH AND SERVICEABILITY REQUIREMENTS
10—FLEXURE AND AXIAL LOADS
11—SHEAR AND TORSION
12—DEVELOPMENT AND SPLICES OF REINFORCEMENT
13—TWO-WAY SLAB SYSTEMS
17—COMPOSITE CONCRETE FLEXURAL MEMBERS
19—SHELLS AND FOLDED PLATE MEMBERS
20—STRENGTH EVALUATION OF EXISTING STRUCTURES
22—STRUCTURAL PLAIN CONCRETE
Author: ACI Committee 318
Publication Year: 2011
Categories: Codes, Design
Formats: Printed Document or Protected PDF
Specifications for Structural Concrete
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Design and Construction of Structural Concrete Reinforced, 2015
Torsion in Structural Concrete, 2012
Shear Design of Structural Concrete, R2009
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