The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released the first comprehensive building code on the use of nonmetallic, glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars in structural concrete applications, which builds on an earlier steel reinforcement code and provides an alternative to the reinforcement’s applications.
The American Wood Council’s (AWC’s) 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual (WFCM) for one- and two-family dwellings is a referenced standard for wood design in the International Code Council’s (ICC’s) 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and 2018 International Residential Code (IRC). The publication equips designers and code officials with engineered and prescriptive construction methods resulting in more resilient wood buildings.
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