American Concrete Institute to focus on global standards adoption

Institute ‘advances the adoption of consensus-based knowledge on concrete and its uses’

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has expanded its mission with the goal of advancing the adoption of concrete knowledge and standards. The ACI is an authority that provides resources for individuals and organisations that are involved in concrete design, construction and materials.

The institute is dedicating additional resources and effort to advance the adoption of its consensus-based knowledge across the globe. As part of its efforts, the organisation recently partnered with Saudi Arabia-based Gulf Cooperation Council Standardisation Organisation to develop a Gulf Building Code based on ACI’s Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318).

“The change to ACI’s mission reflects a transformational change to taking an active role in advancing the adoption of its concrete knowledge. While our member experts will continue to use our consensus-based process to develop standards based on new research, global best practices, and innovative technologies, we are building a new infrastructure that will increase global adoption of this state-of-the art information,” stated Ronald G. Burg, PE, executive vice president, American Concrete Institute.

The ACI has also been working with officials from Vietnam to translate ACI 318 and other documents for use in the country. Moreover, the institute is working with the International Code Council to ensure that concrete design and concrete repair provisions are adequately referenced in the International Building Code and International Existing Building Code.

In its home market, the ACI continues its work with state and local jurisdictions to reference its standards.

The firm says the use of its standard and knowledge will enable concrete industry professionals globally to manage increasing requirements for the design and construction of concrete structures.


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