06-25-20 | Association News

ACI Offers New Concrete Design Course

Presented On-Demand

After studying the materials in this concrete design program, by completing and passing the corresponding 10-question quiz for each part with a score of 80% or higher you will receive a certificate for 0.75 CEU (7.5 PDH). 

Among the many new publications, study materials, and on-demand courses that the American Concrete Institute has announced in recent months is ACI 318-19 Changes to the Concrete Design Standard, an on-demand, e-learning course that covers the major changes in the newest edition of ACI 318, "Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-19) and Commentary which is the first edition of ACI 318 in 5 years and the first update since the reorganization of the code in the 2014 edition.

The subject matter will include the major changes centered around higher reinforcing steel yield strengths for many applications and the associated design provision changes, the addition of shotcrete provisions, deep foundation provisions, seismic requirements for deep foundations and other applications, vertical seismic motions, nonlinear analysis for seismic design, modification to development length equations, and updated shear design provisions and equations.

Developed to assist the designer in quickly locating the provisions they need and help assure users they are meeting all of the code requirements; specific topics will focus on:


• New provisions allowing the use of higher steel strengths along with changes to design provisions such as strength reduction factors, minimum reinforcement, and requirements for development and splice lengths of straight, hooked, and headed bars.
• Higher steel strength limits for shear walls and special moment frames with accompanying changes to lateral support of vertical reinforcement.
• Newly included and updated provisions related to shotcrete design and construction.
• Provisions governing nonlinear response history analysis for performance-based seismic design.
• Revised seismic design and detailing requirements for structural walls.
• Reduced column tie spacings for intermediate and special moment frames.
• Modifications to requirements for prestressed concrete detailing and design.
• Use of alternative cementitious materials, crushed concrete, and recycled aggregate.

The cost of the program is $300 for members and $375 for nonmembers. The period you can access it is 180 days.


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