Florida Adopts ACI Concrete Repair Code

Florida Adopts ACI Concrete Repair CodeThe 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.  Florida adopts ACI Concrete Repair Code effective Dec. 31, 2020. Florida will become the third state to reference ACI 562, joining both Hawaii and Ohio.

A leading authority and resource worldwide for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, ACI has long focused its efforts on knowledge development and dissemination. Through its mission, the Institute dedicates both resources and effort to advance the adoption of its consensus-based knowledge.

“The inclusion of ACI 562 in the Florida Building Code is consistent with the ACI mission to have ACI committee-developed code requirements adopted for the public good,” states Ronald G. Burg, PE, Executive Vice President, American Concrete Institute.  “Adopting ACI 562 provides the public a level of expectation regarding life safety and overall performance where repairs or rehabilitation happen  on concrete structural elements.”

About the Code

The code change establishes minimum requirements for the design, construction, repair, and rehabilitation of concrete structural elements. This applies to buildings for various levels of desired performance as deemed appropriate for the project. In addition to improved life safety, the requirements clearly define objectives. It also clearly defines anticipated performance for the code official, owners, designers, contractors, and installers.

Recognition is due to the FBC and all individuals in the code development process for addressing this need. Its goal is to help ensure quality repairs of structural concrete. Thus, they will better provide for the safety, health, and general welfare of the citizens of Florida.

ACI’s will focus on the development of new code requirements and global adoption and use of ACI knowledge. This will assist concrete industry professionals globally to manage increasing requirements for the design of concrete structures. For more information on this and other ACI Advocacy efforts visit concrete.org/advocacy.

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