ACI 318-11

Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary

This code was prepared by ACI (American Concrete Institute) Committee 318 in August 2011. It has 509 pages.
The “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” (“Code”) covers the materials, design, and construction of structural concrete used in buildings and where applicable in nonbuilding structures. The Code also covers the strength evaluation of existing concrete structures.

Among the subjects covered are: contract documents; inspection; materials; durability requirements; concrete quality, mixing, and placing; formwork; embedded pipes; construction joints; reinforcement details; analysis and design; strength and serviceability; flexural and axial loads; shear and torsion; development and splices of reinforcement; slab systems; walls; footings; precast concrete; composite flexural members; prestressed concrete; shells and folded plate members; strength evaluation of existing structures; provisions for seismic design; structural plain concrete; strutand- tie modeling in Appendix A; alternative design provisions in Appendix B; alternative load and strength reduction factors in Appendix C; and anchoring to concrete in Appendix D.

The quality and testing of materials used in construction are covered by reference to the appropriate ASTM standard specifications. Welding of reinforcement is covered by reference to the appropriate American Welding Society (AWS) standard.

Uses of the Code include adoption by reference in general building codes, and earlier editions have been widely used in this manner. The Code is written in a format that allows such reference without change to its language. Therefore, background details or suggestions for carrying out the requirements or intent of the Code portion cannot be included. The Commentary is provided for this purpose. Some of the considerations of the committee in developing the Code portion are discussed within the Commentary, with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions. Much of the research data referenced in preparing the Code is cited for the user desiring to study individual questions in greater detail. Other documents that provide suggestions for carrying out the requirements of the Code are also cited.

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ANSI/BHMA A156.2-2011

Bored and Preassembled Locks and Latches

This publication was created by BHMA (Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association) in July 2011. It has 33 pages.

This Standard establishes performance requirements for bored and preassembled locks and latches, and includes cycle tests, strength tests, operational tests, security tests, material evaluation tests, finish tests, and dimensional criteria.

Tests described in this Standard are performed under laboratory conditions. In actual usage, results vary because of installation, door and frame construction, maintenance and environmental conditions.

Manufacturers shall indicate the Grade level of their locks. Locks shall meet all tests for their grade listing. A Grade 1 lock shall meet all Grade 1 criteria, a Grade 2 lock shall meet all Grade 2 criteria, and a Grade 3 lock shall meet all Grade 3 criteria.

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2011 Masonry Standard Joint Committee’s (MSJC) Book — Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures, Containing TMS 402-11/ACI 530-11/ASCE 5-11, TMS 602-11/ACI 530.1-11/ASCE 6-11, and Companion Commentaries

This publication was published by TMS (The Masonry Society) in 2011 and it has 344 pages.

The 2011 edition of the national masonry design code and minimum specification is now available from The Masonry Society. It represents a major update from the 2008 edition both in technical requirements and in layout. This edition will be referenced by the 2012 International Building Code for the design and construction of structural masonry, veneer, and glass unit masonry. It has been updated to be consistent with the requirements in ASCE 7-10, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, which includes a new strength basis for wind loads.

Many revisions and enhancements have been made to the 2011 Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures including:

  • a recalibration of allowable stresses,
  • the addition of provisions for infill masonry,
  • a refinement of the quality assurance/special inspection provisions for masonry that includes references to relevant requirements for each inspection task.

The new edition has been laid out in a Code/Commentary and Specification/Commentary sideby- side format (see sample to the right) so users can quickly review the commentary related to the Code and Specification provisions. Revision bars and deletion arrows that signify major changes and deletions from the 2008 edition have been maintained in the 2011 edition, and “bleed tabs” along the page edges allow the user to easily identify which portion of the document they are using.

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