The new American Concrete Institute (ACI) 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction, provides the latest construction practices and concrete-related material information necessary for today’s contract documents.
Many of the largest retailers have been specifying, or soon will be specifying, certified individuals on new construction projects. It is worthwhile for owners and specifiers on projects of all types to follow their lead. Good quality control can result in significant cost and time savings. Therefore, it is in every owner’s interest to promote quality and require contractors who maintain the highest industry standards that are confirmed by certification, such as the ones offered by the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
Tilt wall that dominates industrial and mid-rise office buildings is now facing the challenge of achieving the new market-based demands for taller structures while maintaining an economic and aesthetic advantage over conventional construction.
Concrete construction keeps evolving, and so do its governing standards. The American Concrete Institute (ACI), for example, has added an important tool to its toolbox for both architects and specifiers with ACI 563-18, Specifications for Repair of Concrete in Buildings.