Two must-have publications – Simplified Design of Concrete Buildings and Notes on ACI Building Codes – are now available for free from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) website, www.cement.org.
The publications, which look at reinforced concrete design, have been revised and updated according to ACI 318-11 codes and present time-saving analysis, design, "how to" methods for construction of reinforced concrete buildings and more. Both publications include updated equations, design aids, graphs and code requirements.
Notes on ACI Building Codes, which comes in at 900 pages, is an invaluable aid to educators, contractors, materials and product manufacturers, building code authorities, inspectors and others involved in the design, construction and regulation of concrete structures. By incorporating discussions of the history and philosophy of concrete design, the manual strives to inform the reader of both the 'letter of the law' and also the 'spirit' behind the code provisions.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/04092014/pca-reinforced-concrete-design-publications-available-free-421/