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Re: Minimum Slab on Grade Steel

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IMHO, the best source of information on the issue is ACI 360 "Design of Slabs on Grade."
Among other things, it contains a discussion of the design of SOG with shrinkage and temperature reinforcement.

Vyacheslav "Steve" Gordin
Registered Structural Engineer
Irvine CA - 949.552.5244

> It has always been my opinion that ACI (0.0018 minimum temperature
> and shrinkage reinforcing) applies to elevated slabs and not slabs on grade.
> I have always designed my sog reinforcing to ACI
> Is there a code or industry recommendation for sog minimum steel?  I find
> myself in a situation where a contractor has made an error and I am trying
> to substantiate my design/specification with code/industry reference while
> the contractor tries to politely challenge me.
> Thanks in advance for your prompt response.
> Keith De Lapp, P.E.

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