The American Concrete Institute has announced the availability of a new publication for concrete industry professionals: Guide to the Code for Evaluation, Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings. It acts as a companion to ACI 562-13 Code Requirements for Evaluation, Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings.
The work is published jointly by the American Concrete Institute and the International Concrete Repair Institute and has been released in both printed and digital format. It provides assistance and examples for professionals engaged in the repair of concrete buildings, and helps licensed design professionals gain more knowledge, skill and judgement to interpret and properly use ACI 562. The guide will also benefit contractors, material manufacturers, building owners and building officials.
The work is separated into two components, Chapter Guides, and Project Examples, which work together to provide additional information on interpreting the performance requirements in ACI 562 and how these requirements may be applied to a broad range of projects.
Several topics are covered, including the selection of the building code for the repair design; preliminary evaluations to determine a compliance method for meeting the code requirements; strength reduction factors and load combinations both during and after the repair; requirements for evaluation, determination of materials properties and load testing; considerations for design of structural repairs; durability requirements; construction considerations; and quality assurance.
Funding was provided by the American Concrete Institute, International Concrete Repair Institute, and Strategic Development Council.
Edited from source by Rebecca Bowden
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