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Subject: RE: Seoul Factory
From: Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 16:28:32 -0500 (EST)
Ah, but keep in mind that it is ACI International now. :-)
On Sat, 10 Mar 2001, Mark Gilligan wrote:
> 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
> concrete design.<<<<
> 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. : )
> Mark Gilligan
> Berkeley, Calif.