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Concrete Research Council to Fund Four Research Projects

Farmington Hills, Mich., June 21, 2016—The Concrete Research Council (CRC) has announced that it will provide research grants to four projects this year. The CRC is a council of the American Concrete Institute’s nonprofit subsidiary, the ACI Foundation.…

American Concrete Institute Announces New Concrete Repair Code

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 13, 2016—The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of the new ACI 562-16: Code Requirements for Evaluation,…

American Concrete Institute Announces New Publication on Shotcrete

June 8, 2016 - in Corporate

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 8, 2016—The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of an invaluable new publication for concrete industry…

ACI Announces Foundation Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients

June 6, 2016 - in Corporate

Farmington Hills, Mich., June 6, 2016—The ACI Foundation, the non-profit subsidiary of American Concrete Institute that facilitates industry research, collaboration, student fellowships and scholarships, is pleased to announce the 17 recipients of the 2016-2017…

American Concrete Institute Announces New Publication on Curing

June 2, 2016 - in Corporate

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 31, 2016—The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of a new invaluable publication for concrete industry professionals— ACI 308R-16 Guide to External Curing of Concrete. This guide reviews and describes practices,…

Seismic Response of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Coupled Walls

To protect the lives of inhabitants, buildings are designed to sway and deform without collapsing in response to earthquake shaking. Many building owners and occupants also expect that, with a modest level of repair, buildings will be usable after a strong…

New Computational Modeling Procedure Developed for Estimating Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Members Subjected to Fire

Fire causes extensive financial losses due to property damage, as well as endangers the life and well-being of occupants. This has driven much interest toward the development of fire-resistant structures. However, with the low probability of fire occurrence,…

Bond of Reinforcement in High-Strength Concrete

This paper describes an examination of the development of tension lap splices in high strength concrete and the applicability of the restriction in the ACI 318 code where the values of √fc’ used to calculate development length shall not exceed 100 psi.…

Rapid Repair of Severely Damaged Concrete Columns After an Earthquake

April 29, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

Repair of damaged bridge columns following an earthquake is a good alternative to replacement; benefits include cost savings, reduction in construction time, and decreased interruption of emergency services. The objective of bridge repair is to rehabilitate…

Michael J. Schneider Elected President of American Concrete Institute

April 26, 2016 - in Corporate

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 25, 2016—The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced its 2016-2017 president, vice president, and four board members during The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, this month. Michael J. Schneider…