The American Concrete Institute (ACI) released the new ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook as a three-volume handbook providing guidance to professionals engaged in the design of reinforced concrete structures.
The first volume covers introductory chapters, structural analysis, durability, and member design. More specialized topics including retaining walls, serviceability, the strut-and-tie method, and anchoring to concrete in chapters 12 through 15 are published in the second volume. A third volume containing design aids and a moment interaction diagram Excel spreadsheet are available as free downloads.
The ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook was developed using provisions in ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, and serves as a companion to ACI 318-19. The handbook provides many design examples of various reinforced concrete members based on a fictitious seven-story building.
Updates in this handbook from the previous 2016 version include examples covering the effect of changes to the shear provisions in ACI 318-19. Several pile examples were added to complement the addition of deep foundation provisions to ACI 318-19. Additionally, several examples of screw anchor design, which are new to ACI 318-19, have been added along with a reformatting of the examples to reflect the organizational changes to the ‘anchoring to concrete’ chapter in ACI 318-19.