American Concrete Institute releases Guide to Decorative Concrete

After years of work, the American Concrete Institute has released the long-awaited ACI 310R-13, the Guide to Decorative Concrete.

The ACI’s Committee 310 and ACI staff worked diligently to get ACI 310 published this year. It is available for sale on the ACI website at the “Published Documents” section. A printed version will be released just after the New Year.

This landmark publication is the ACI’s definitive take on best practices for most common decorative concrete finishes, including texturing, coloring and polishing. From the document itself:

"This guide describes techniques for imparting aesthetic finishes to concrete flatwork, of which many can be combined for unique effects. The designer/engineer will acquire detailed, practical guidance for achieving aesthetic effects using proven techniques. Recommendations are made for the production of cast-in-place decorative concrete flatwork, decorative stains, and overlays. In addition to attention to the specified materials, mixture designs, concrete placement, curing, protection, sealing, and other treatments, this guide also considers the effects of these treatments on the overall aesthetics of the facility."

We congratulate the members of Committee 310, led by chair Larry Rowland, for making this document a reality.

Members: Clark Branum, Walter B. Burns, Terry C. Collins, Daniel P. Dorfmueller, James A. Farny, Roy E. Harvey, David E. Hoyt, Allyn C. Luke, Scott C. Metzger, Michael E. Murray, Dionne Ojeda, Joe A. Reardon, Todd A. Scharich, Michael S. Smith, Nicholas J. Sorrentino, Cori E. Sutton, James Vermillion

Consulting members: Doug Bannister, Larry E. Good, Robert P. Harris, Harry P. Moats, Joseph V. Nasvik, Frank Piccolo

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