The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce the release of the Spanish edition of ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. The 2015 International Building Code references 318-14. A Spanish language inch-pound version has also been released.

The reorganized 318-14 is organized from an engineer’s perspective. By focusing on member design, ACI 318 requirements flow more intuitively and have fewer cross-references. Significant highlights include greater ease of use; improved logic and flow of information; member-based organization to quickly locate relevant code information; and construction requirements centralized in one chapter. Publication of ACI 318-14 is the first major reorganization of ACI 318 since 1971 and represents nearly a decade of work. The publication features improved language and style consistency, more expansive use of tables and charts and is organized so that engineers have increased confidence they have satisfied all necessary code requirements. Other updates include new chapters on structural systems and diaphragms and a consistent structure for each member chapter.

The United States and more than 22 countries around the world base their national building codes on all or part of ACI 318, and the document is used globally.  The Spanish metric version and the Spanish inch-pound version are available in digital format.

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