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Re: ACI 117

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Well,  actually I would say the document is not read because it is not readable.  The current document (ACI 117-90) represents a rather low point in the world of engineering literature.  The draft update is not much of an improvement.
And with respect to contractors and inspectors not knowing it existed,  I am willing to bet at least 75% of the engineers busy punching loads and span lengths into their design programs have never seen it.  Despite the fact it is referenced in the specifications for every concrete building they have designed.
I think it may get used more in heavy construction, i.e. the pumping station kind of construction.
Gail Kelley