The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of a new invaluable publication for concrete industry professionals—the Reinforced Concrete Design Manual [SP-17(14)].
The new two-volume manual provides guidance and assistance to professionals engaged in the design of reinforced concrete structures.  This Reinforced Concrete Design Manual was developed in accordance with ACI’s reorganized 318-14 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, and serves as an invaluable companion to ACI 318-14, according to the company.
The ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Manual provides many design examples of various reinforced concrete members based on a fictitious seven-story building. Additional information and examples are provided to illustrate various ACI 318-14 requirements not related to the design of the members in the seven story building.
The first three chapters in this design manual—structural systems, structural analysis and durability—provide general succinct information to clarify for the user the overall design and detailing requirements of reinforced concrete building structures. Chapter four of this design manual provides a short description of the fictitious seven story building and how it is used to demonstrate the use of the code requirements.  Nine new chapters are added: Chapter 1 (Structural Systems); Chapter 2 (Structural Analysis); Chapter 3 (Durability); Chapter 4 (Building Example); Chapter 5 (One-Way Chapter); Chapter 6 (Two-Way slabs); Chapter 7 (Beam); Chapter 9 (Walls) and Chapter 14 (Retaining Wall).  
The ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Manual is published in two volumes: Chapters 1 through 14 are published in Volume 1, and Chapter 15 is published in Volume 2. Design aids and a moment interaction diagram Excel spreadsheet are available for free download.
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