The American Concrete Institute expects to publish “ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete,” in 2019. The new edition will be the first since the reorganized format was published in 2014 and will include new and updated code provisions along with updated color illustrations for clarity.

ACI expects 318-19 to include new code provisions on topics including transverse reinforcement and shear in wide beams, hanger reinforcement, bi-directional interaction of one-way shear, and reference to ACI certifications. Existing provisions expected to receive significant updates and clarifications include two-way shear strength, ordinary walls, seismic loads, reinforcement detailing, analysis, and numerous materials requirements. Analysis methods for two-way slabs and provisions on shearheads and composite concrete columns are expected to be removed.

ACI is publishing the complete draft of the proposed “ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” for a 45-day public review starting December 21, 2018. Printed and digital formats of the final ACI 318-19 are expected, as well as versions in inch-pound units, SI units, and other languages. ACI 318-19 will be included in the ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices, and educational seminars will begin in fall 2019.

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