The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) seeks to advance the concrete industry by funding research projects furthering the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures. The deadline for 2017–18 request for proposals (RFP) is December 1.
The Masonry Society (TMS) 402/602-16, Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures, has been updated with language referencing two American Concrete Institute (ACI) certification programs.
In 2006, the Strategic Development Council of the ACI Foundation (established by the American Concrete Institute) recognized the need to set minimum requirements for strength, serviceability, and durability for existing structures.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently recognized the work of more than 100 professionals, groups, and companies at the Concrete Convention and Exposition. The event took place in Kansas City, Missouri, and 22 other awards given out.
In-situ load testing is a powerful tool to assess the performance of structures with respect to their ability to carry code-prescribed loads. The practice dates back to the late 1800s and has been used to verify the load rating of structures.