ACI launches repair code portal

The American Concrete Institute has posted the new ACI 562-16: code requirements for evaluation, repair and rehabilitation of concrete buildings and commentary. These new code requirements combine the institute’s historical knowledge with state-of-the-art resources on the evaluation, repair and rehabilitation of concrete buildings. It provides minimum performance requirements that address the unique nature of existing building construction, rather than specific formulas that must be followed in any situation. The code requirements represent a major milestone. Not only is it the first material- specific set of requirements for repair materials, but it also serves as ACI’s first code specifically for repairing reinforced concrete. Included in the requirements are all aspects of concrete repair from conception to completion, including the basis for compliance, evaluation and analysis, design of structural repairs, durability and construction. Building specifically on the 2013 edition of ACI 562, revisions to definitions in ACI 562-16 bring it into conformance with the International Existing Buildings Code and other standards for existing structures. ACI 562-16 also includes the addition of specific criteria requirements to assess and design repair and rehabilitation for varying levels of damage, deterioration or faulty construction. The new ACI 562 Concrete Repair Portal showcases ACI’s many resources on concrete repair including informational videos, free on-demand presentations on the new code requirements and recent industry articles on concrete repair. à

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