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Greetings:

I thought that many of you would like to know that the proposed revisions
for the 2002 cycle of ACI 318 will be available on the ACI web site
shortly.  The specific information on how to locate the proposed changes on
the ACI web page is outlined below.  The information below is the same as
what should appear in several magazines announcing the release of the
proposed changes for public discussion.

Scott

_____________________________________________
Scott E. Maxwell, PE, SE
Structural Engineer

ACI International (American Concrete Institute)
38800 Country Club Drive
Farmington Hills, MI  48331

T:  (248) 848-3829
F:  (248) 848-3720
E:  Scott.Maxwell(--nospam--at)aci-int.org



Proposed Revisions to ACI Standard
"Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary (ACI
318/318R-99)"

REPORTED BY ACI COMMITTEE 318

ACI committee 318 has proposed a number of changes to ACI 318/318R-99.
Some of the more notable proposed revisions are:  the incorporation of
Appendix B provisions (Unified Design Provisions for Reinforced and
Prestressed Concrete Flexural and Compression Members) into the main body
of 318; the incorporation of Appendix C provisions into the main body of
318 to improve coordination with the load combinations of ASCE 7; the
removal of the existing Appendix A (Working Stress Design); the addition of
a new Appendix A, containing provisions for strut-and-tie models; the
addition of a new Appendix D for anchorage to concrete; and the addition of
seismic provisions for precast concrete systems.
The revisions to this ACI code will be available for public discussion from
June 1, 2001, to September 1, 2001. The proposed changes appear in the June
issue of Concrete International and on the ACI website at www.aci-int.org.
Click on the "Committee" button in the left-hand column, then on
"Standardization Actions." The proposed changes can also be obtained for
$25 from ACI headquarters; telephone 248-848-3800 to request a copy.

Pertinent public discussion will be responded to by the committee and
published in a future issue of Concrete International if received by
September 1, 2001.Comments should be directed to: Todd R. Watson, Manager
of Technical Documents, American Concrete Institute, P.O. Box 9094,
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9094 or by Email to pubcomments-docs(--nospam--at)aci-int.org
.


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