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The IRC has a set of prescriptive provisions for strip footings, slabs-on-grade, foundation walls, and ICF walls. It also references both ACI 318 or ACI 332 as options that can be used for concrete design. The 2009 IRC also references the recent PCA 100 Prescriptive Design of Exterior Concrete Walls which is an engineering-based prescriptive standard covering both solid and ICF foundation and above-grade walls. Most of the wall provisions in the 2009 IRC echo what’s in PCA 100.


Hope that helps; let me know if you need more clarification.






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From: Adair, Joel [mailto:jadair(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 1:17 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: International Residential Code -- Concrete Standard


Hi, Everybody –


Can someone familiar with the current International Residential Code tell me how it handles concrete design?  Does it reference ACI 318, some other reference standard, or does it provide its own provisions?


Thanks for your help.


-- Joel Adair

    SHW Group

    Plano, TX


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