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.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) expects to publish ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, later this year. The new edition will be the first since the reorganized format was published in 2014 and will include new and updated code provisions along with color illustrations for clarity.
The world’s largest concrete arch bridge for high-speed rail service, the Viaduct Over River Almonte, Spain, won the 2018 Excellence in Concrete Construction Award. Presented by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the award is given annually to projects demonstrating excellence in concrete innovation and technology.