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Aramco and American Concrete Institute announce new Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials

Aramco and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) announce the launch of NEx: A Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials to develop and promote the use of nonmetallic materials in the construction sector. “The Center’s mission will be to collaborate globally on using nonmetallic materials in the built environment by driving research, education, awareness and technology adoption,” said Jeffrey W. Coleman, ACI President. “Expanding incorporation of nonmetallic materials and products in the built environment will improve sustainability, contribute to a lower carbon footprint, and enhance the durability and longevity of structures.”

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American Concrete Institute launches new ACI 318 PLUS

The American Concrete Institute has launched ACI 318 PLUS – an entirely new annual subscription that provides users with convenient digital interactive access to ACI CODE-318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, along with in-document access to related resources, robust digital notetaking, and enhanced search. 

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American Concrete Institute releases 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices

The American Concrete Institute has released the 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices. The ACI Collection features ACI 318 “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete,” ACI 301 “Specifications for Structural Concrete,” and ACI 562 “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary.”

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ACI and ICRI publish new “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures”

The American Concrete Institute and International Concrete Repair Institute have published an updated “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures.” This guide provides licensed design professionals with the knowledge, skill, and judgment to interpret and properly use the ACI 562, “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures.”

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American Concrete Institute expands knowledge resources

To provide additional knowledge resources to members, the American Concrete Institute launched new member benefits beginning January 1, 2021. ACI members now have free access to all ACI University live webinars, free access to 260+ on-demand courses, and unlimited access to the Institute’s practices (including all ACI guides and reports) and symposium volumes.

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Florida adopts ACI Concrete Repair Code

The seventh edition of the Florida Building Code (FBC) was recently released for review and now references the American Concrete Institute’s, ACI 562-19 Code Requirements for the Assessment, Repair and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures. The code change establishes minimum requirements for the design, construction, repair, and rehabilitation of concrete structural elements in buildings for various levels of desired performance as deemed appropriate for the project.  In addition to improved life safety, the requirements clearly define objectives and anticipated performance for the code official, owners, designers, contractors, and installers. 

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ACI hires Resource Center Manager, prepares for opening in Southern California

The inaugural American Concrete Institute (ACI) Resource Center will open next month in Southern California.  The ACI Resource Center will coordinate with ACI chapters and sponsoring groups to offer direct, on-demand access to all certification and educational offerings from the Institute. To help assist the industry and meet the growing demand for further access to ACI knowledge, the Institute recently hired William “Rusty” Owings, III, AIA, as Resource Center Manager.

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