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Here's information about the manufacturers who are opposed to the proposed
ACI355-2, with a hyperlink to more info.

Nels Roselund
Structural Engineer


----- Original Message -----
From: "Geneva Mitchell" <Geneva.Mitchell(--nospam--at)itw-ramset.com>
To: <n.roselund(--nospam--at)att.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 11:03 AM
Subject: ACI 355.2 - Proposed Test Criteria for Post-Installed Anchors


>
> >  Design Professional, Contractor, Construction Professional;
> >
> > A Group of eight well-known, U.S.-based  post-installed anchor
> > manufacturers are opposing the American Concrete Institute's (ACI) move
to
> > adopt new test criteria for anchors.  Those manufacturers are:  ITW
> > Ramset/Red Head, Marksmen Manufacturing Coporation, Powers Fasteners,
> > Simpson Strong Tie Anchor Systems, US Anchor, Wej-it Fastening Systems,
> > Covert Operations, Williams Form Engineering Corp.
> >
> > Known as ACI 355.2, "Test Method For Evaluating The Performance of
> > Post-Installed Fasteners In Concrete," this proposed criteria is based
> > directly on European code that is now under critical review in Europe
for
> > its burdensome costs on the industry.
> >
> > ACI has decided to expedite the processing of the standard and has
> > recently published 355.2 as a provisional standard and is now accepting
> > public comment until May 1, 2001.  The eight manufacturers have created
a
> > website explaining why this new test criteria is unnecessary and
> > unwarranted.  We are asking that you review the website and make your
> > comments known to ACI.  The contact information is included in the
> > website.
> >
> > Since ACI chose to publish 355.2 as a provisional standard rather than a
> > "draft" standard, ACI has opened the door for a European manufacturer
> > (Hilti, Inc.) to request that ICBO adopt this unnecessary and
unwarranted
> > criteria as a mandatory test method for post installed mechanical and
> > adhesive anchors used in all states west of the Mississippi. ICBO has
> > scheduled a short public hearing on this matter for the afternoon of
April
> > 10. However, written comments must be submitted by March 19.
> >
> > Please refer to www.alertaci355-2.com for more information.
> >
> > If you have any questions, please contact your local ITW Ramset/Red Head
> > representative.
> >
> > Jack Zenor
> > Alan Price, PE
> >