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Ah, but keep in mind that it is ACI International now. :-)

Scott


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
> countries.  
> 
> 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.
>