Lou Colarusso and Sam Barker from the nVent LENTON team recently wrote an article for Concrete Products about the changing landscape of the reinforced concrete construction industry to improve constructability and job site efficiencies.
This article features details on the changes to ACI 318, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete which needs to be updated to new technologies and design opportunities. The changes come after several years of unofficial and official committee meetings involving experts from suppliers, builders and research institutions, including nVent LENTON experts.
Out of these meetings came critical changes to ACI 318-19, making the building and design process more efficient. The full articles outlines a few of the important changes to the ACI 318 code with regard to how they improve designing reinforced concrete structures. These areas include:
- High-strength rebar use
- Mechanical splicing lengths
- Use of Headed HSRB