American Concrete Institute Announces New Publications and CD-ROMs

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of four new publications and CD-ROMs 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 ACI publications.  Publications can be ordered by calling 248-848-3800 or online at www.concrete.org.  

ACI Design Handbook (SP-17(09))
This publication provides information for the engineering design and analysis of beams, one-way slabs, footings, pile caps, columns, and seismic design in accordance with ACI 318-05. Information is presented in three sections: Explanatory Material, Design Examples, and Design Aids. The introduction of each chapter includes explanatory material that provides the engineer with concise background of the subject. The Design Examples illustrate the use of the Design Aids, which are tables and graphs intended to eliminate routine and repetitious calculations.

Publisher:  American Concrete Institute
Publication Date:  October 2009
Number of pages:  252
Order Code:  SP1709.PR
Price:  $142.50 (ACI members $86.00)

Report on Steel Reinforcement - Material Properties and U.S. Availability (439.4R-09)
The material properties of the various types of steel reinforcement produced for use in the U.S. are described. Types of steel reinforcement defined in this report include deformed reinforcing bars, plain and deformed wire, welded wire reinforcement, bar mats, and prestressing reinforcement. The requirements, restrictions, and testing information of the pertinent ASTM specifications are reviewed. The availability of the various types and sizes of reinforcement in the U.S. is discussed.

"This document provides significant information with regard to the physical properties of various steel reinforcement products," said Mark Marvin, chair of ACI Committee 439, Steel Reinforcement.   "It should be reviewed and used by specifiers, contractors, and suppliers for a complete understanding of the properties as well as the availability of the outlined products."

Publisher:  American Concrete Institute
Publication Date:  October 2009
Number of pages:  19
Order Code:  439409.PR
Price:  $51.50 (ACI members $31.00)

Slag Cement Concrete CD-ROM (SP-263CD)
This CD-ROM contains eight papers that provide insight on recent slag cement concrete developments in academia, the concrete industry, and in real life applications of slag cement concrete. Topics include materials aspects related to the benefits of adding slag in concrete to prevent alkali-silica reactions, reducing drying shrinkage, and reducing the potential for thermal cracking during the curing period. Also covered are high-volume applications of slag cement in: concrete for transportation structures, high-performance concrete pavements, mass concrete, and high-density concrete.

Publisher:  American Concrete Institute
Publication Date:  October 2009
Number of pages:  136
Order Code:  SP263CD.PR
Price:  $59.50 (ACI members $36.00)

Serviceability of Concrete Members Reinforced with Internal/External FRP Reinforcement CD-ROM (SP-264CD)
This CD-ROM consists of 11 papers that were presented by ACI Committee 440 at the ACI Spring 2009 Convention in San Antonio, Texas, in March 2009. The papers focus on experimental evaluation and analytical predictions related to deflection and cracking.

Publisher:  American Concrete Institute
Publication Date:  October 2009
Number of pages:  220
Order Code:  SP264CD.PR
Price:  $68.50 (ACI members $41.00)

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