CRSI Releases Digital Version of Popular Design Guide

CRSI digital design guideThe Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has released a much anticipated digital version of their Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, a design guide based on the ACI 318-19 code published in soft-cover form earlier this year.

The release of a PDF version of the Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete follows both direct requests and an enthusiastic response from the design and architecture community. This comes after the soft-cover publication sold nearly 300 copies during CRSI’s first presale event.

The Design Guide contains comprehensive information on the design and detailing requirements in ACI 318-19. The main focus being cast-in-place concrete buildings with nonprestressed reinforcement. The goals of this publication are to provide a simple roadmap for users to navigate through the ACI 318 requirements. It also provides step-by-step design procedures and design aids that make designing and detailing reinforced concrete buildings simpler and faster. There are numerous design and detailing aids throughout the 996-page document. Additionally, over 140 worked-out, practical design examples are available that illustrate the proper application of the ACI 318 requirements.

With the release of the digital version of the Design Guide, CRSI has introduced a new digital rights management (DRM) encryption service for digital publications. Echoing best practices from other organizations’ digital rights management strategies, the new service protects files from piracy by requiring a one-time installation of software. The software is an Adobe Acrobat plugin and enhances user experience by allowing commenting for collaboration.

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO). It stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications and standards documents. They also provide design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products. Members are also employed over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. Estimates say that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.

The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country. These professionals are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.

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