The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently released ACI 562-16: Code Requirements for Evaluation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings and Commentary, a new concrete repair code.
New code requirements combine the institute’s historical knowledge with state-of-the-art resources on the evaluation, repair, and rehabilitation of concrete buildings. ACI 562-16 provides minimum performance requirements that address the unique nature of existing building construction, rather than specific formulas that must be followed in any situation.
“ACI’s expert members have been developing technical guidance on concrete repair and rehabilitation since the 1920s when the first article on the repair of concrete structures appeared in the institute’s technical journal,” said Ron Burg, executive vice president of ACI. “While industry practices and technologies have progressed, these new concrete repair code requirements build upon nearly 100 years of ACI’s concrete repair knowledge and provide state-of-the-art, clearly defined and uniform requirements to extend the service life of concrete structures.”
Code requirements represent a major milestone—not only is it the first material-specific set of requirements for repair materials, but it also serves as ACI’s first code specifically for repairing reinforced concrete. It includes all aspects of concrete repair from conception to completion, such as the basis for compliance, evaluation and analysis, design of structural repairs, durability, and construction.
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For a recent exploration of its requirements in The Construction Specifier, click here.