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FYI - ACI 350 Code and Commentary status

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Last week I attended the ACI convention, including the ACI 350 Committee 
meeting and the seismic subcommittee meeting.  Committee 350 has approved
the 
code and commentary draft document but it still has about 2-years of
internal 
reviews before being finalized and published.  It will be reviewed by ACI's 
"TAC" committee this summer (which reviews all ACI documents for
consistency) 
and after their comments are resolved it will be published for general ACI 
membership comments (90-day review period).   
 
The seismic requirements for liquid-containing structures will be published
as 
a separate document, ACI 350.3.  This document is also ready for final TAC 
review - it is hoped that this document may be able to be published a little 
sooner than the full ACI 350 Code and Commentary, since it is a shorter 
document.  When published, ACI 350.3 will correspond with ACI 318-95 and 
UBC-94 seismic requirements.  The seismic subcommittee is already starting
to 
update the seismic requirements to correspond to later codes and hopes to 
reissue 350.3 within 2 to 3 years after initial issue, to bring it more up
to 
date.  (Note: This document must necessarily lag the other codes since the 
basic code requirements must be established before the necessary
modifications 
for liquid-containing structures are finalized.)