To: "INTERNET:seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Seoul Factory
From: Mark Gilligan <MarkKGilligan(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 12:25:58 -0500
Another instance of blatant American Code Imperialism . : )
>>>For Reinforced concrete design, we use Ultimate
Strength Design Method based on ACI 318-83. In my
opinion this is pretty much same as ACI code and it is
totally acceptable if you use ACI code for reinforced
It amazes me the prevalence of American construction codes in use in other
In the Philippines the structural code is a literal copy of the provisions
in the 1988 UBC.
In Saudi Arabia they accept, and seem to prefer, US Codes in spite of the
fact that the British had great influence in the past.
A few engineering students go to college in the US, return to home country,
become responsible for major projects where they need to adopt technical
provisions, So they use the US codes that they are familiar with.
Note the number of foreign chapters of ACI.
American Imperialism is not dead it is just transformed. : )