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American Concrete Institute Announces New Publications

Farmington Hills, Michigan (July 9, 2008) — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of five new publications to educate and inform industry professionals on the newest concrete-related information and technology. As always, ACI members receive a special discount (up to 40 percent) on all publications. Publications can be ordered by calling 248-848-3800 or online at

332-08: Code Requirements for Residential Concrete and Commentary
The code portion of this document covers the design and construction of cast-in-place concrete one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) and their accessory structures. Topics include the design and construction requirements for plain and reinforced concrete footings, foundation walls, and slabs-on-ground, and requirements for concrete, reinforcement, forms, and other related materials. Also available in PDF form.
Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Publishing date: June 2008
ISBN: 978-0-87031-267-0
Number of pages: 27
Price: $55.50 (ACI members $34)

209.2R-08: Guide for Modeling and Calculating Shrinkage and Creep in Hardened Concrete
This guide is intended for the prediction of shrinkage and creep in compression in hardened concrete. It outlines the problems and limitations in developing prediction equations for shrinkage and compressive creep of hardened concrete. It also presents and compares the prediction capabilities of four different numerical methods. This document is addressed to designers who wish to predict shrinkage and creep in concrete without testing. Also available in PDF form.
Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Publishing date: May 2008
ISBN: 978-0-87031-278-6
Number of pages: 45
Price: $68.50 (ACI members $42)

330R-08: Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots
Concrete parking lots serve many kinds of public facilities, commercial developments, businesses, and multifamily housing projects. They primarily accommodate parked vehicles, but may also provide maneuvering areas and access for delivery vehicles. A full appreciation of the differences and the modification of design and construction procedures to take these differences into account can result in economical concrete parking lots that will provide satisfactory service for many years with little maintenance. This guide includes information on site investigation, thickness determination, design of joints and other details, durability considerations, paving operations, and quality-assurance procedures during construction. Maintenance and repair are also discussed. Also available in PDF form.
Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Publishing date: June 2008
ISBN: 978-0-87031-279-3
Number of pages: 36
Price: $62.50 (ACI members $48)

201.2R-08: Guide to Durable Concrete
This guide describes specific types of concrete deterioration. Each chapter contains a discussion of the mechanisms involved and the recommended requirements for individual components of concrete, quality considerations for concrete mixtures, construction procedures, and influences of the exposure environment, which are all important considerations to ensure concrete durability. Also available in PDF form.
Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Publishing date: June 2008
ISBN: 978-0-87031-284-7
Number of pages: 49
Price: $70.50 (ACI members $43)

421.1R-08: Guide to Shear Reinforcement for Slabs
Tests have established that punching shear in slabs can be effectively resisted by reinforcement consisting of vertical rods mechanically anchored at the top and bottom of slabs. ACI 318 sets out the principles of design for slab shear reinforcement and makes specific reference to stirrups, headed studs, and shearheads. This guide reviews other available types and makes recommendations for their design. The application of these recommendations is illustrated through numerical examples. Also available in PDF form.
Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Publishing date: June 2008
ISBN: 978-0-87031-280-9
Number of pages: 23
Price: $52.50 (ACI members $32)


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