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An Overview of Changes from ACI 318-14 to ACI 318-19
August 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete is the updated edition from the 2014 edition. Referenced in the 2021 International Building Code, the ACI 318, 2019 edition contains significant changes from the 2014 edition in areas such as structural integrity provisions for one-way Slabs, streamlined provisions for two-way slab design, modified shear design provisions for non-prestressed beams and one-way slabs, acceptance of the use of high-strength reinforcing bars even in high seismic applications, strength reduction factor modifications as impacted by use of high-strength reinforcing bars up to Grade 100, strength evaluation of existing buildings, changes to provisions for earthquake resistant structures and numerous other changes. The presentation will provide a general overview of select changes and will then go into in-depth discussion on some of the significant changes. Experienced as well as beginner structural engineers and building officials will benefit from this unique presentation by Dr. S.K. Ghosh, a voting member of the ACI 318 Committee and an Honorary Member of ACI.