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New Products & Processes underground markets. For more information, contact: Blast- more expansive use of tables and crete Equipment Company, 2000 Cobb Ave, Anniston, AL charts, and be organized so that 36202; 800-235-4867; fax 256-236-9824; info@blastcrete. engineers have increased confi- com;www.blastcrete.com. dence they have satisfied all nec- essary code requirements.” American Concrete Institute The United States and more Announces the Reorganized than 22 countries around the ACI 318-14 codes on all or part of ACI 318,world base their national building The American Concrete Insti- and the document is used glob- tute (ACI), an organization ally. ACI 318-14 will be available whose mission is to develop and in English, Spanish, and Chinese disseminate consensus-based and in both U.S. Customary units and the International System knowledge on concrete and its of Units (SI). In addition to the traditional printed copy, uses, is finalizing a completely ACI 318-14 is expected to be available in various electronic reorganized ACI 318-14, “Building Code Requirements formats for access on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. for Structural Concrete.” ACI 318 is one of the most essen- The public comment period on ACI 318-14 will take place tial and valuable standards with respect to the design of this spring, with users and stakeholders encouraged to review concrete structures, and is published every 3 years. The provisions and submit feedback. This summer, ACI Com- announcement was made at World of Concrete 2014 in Las mittee 318 will address those comments. Along with several Vegas, NV. transition resources, ACI 318-14 is expected to be published Scheduled for publication in late 2014, the reorganized in late 2014. 318-14 is organized from an engineer’s perspective. By “To aid engineers in transitioning to the member-based focusing on member design, ACI 318 requirements will flow ACI 318-14, the American Concrete Institute will publish a more intuitively and have fewer cross-references. Significant transition key that maps provisions in ACI 318-14 to provisions highlights include: in ACI 318-11, publish a Reinforced Concrete Design Manual • Greater ease of use; consistent with provisions in ACI 318-14, host educational • Improved logic and flow of information; programs online and around the world, and participate in • Member-based organization to quickly locate relevant code industry conferences,” added Poston. “Plus, ACI will share information; and additional resources on its website www.concrete.org and on • Construction requirements centralized in one chapter. its Facebook and Twitter pages.” “ACI is proud and excited to announce the reorganized ACI To learn more about ACI 318-14, review sample chapters 318-14 will be published later this year,” said Randall W. and the Table of Contents, obtain the schedule to publication, Poston, Chair, ACI Committee 318. “This first major reorga- and register to receive notifications for the public comment nization of ACI 318 since 1971 represents nearly a decade of period and when the published document is available, visit work and will feature improved language and style consistency, www.concrete.org/ACI318. Swimming Pool Construction Help Wanted Shotcrete workers, both wet and dry; reinforcing bar installers; plaster crew members; plumbers; and commercial mechanical installers familiar with up to 10 in. PVC. We provide full-time, year-round employment for the right people. Paid holidays; paid vacation time; health Contractor Qualifications Nationally insurance; 401K; Aflac; overtime; advance- ment opportunities. Work is located in ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification Massachusetts. Spanish speakers welcome. Locally through California-based ACI Chapters EXAMINER www.shotcrete.us ssgpools.com info@southshoregunitepools.com 781-480-7040 Shotcrete • Spring 2014 53


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