Use of High-Strength Concrete for Seismic Applications

This synopsis is based on a three-part report to be published by ACI in the near future. The origin of ACI’s Innovation Task Group (ITG) 4, High-Strength Concrete for Seismic Applications, can be tracked to an International Conference of Building Officials or ICBO (now International Code Council or ICC) Evaluation Report entitled “Seismic Design Utilizing High-Strength Concrete” (ER-5536). Evaluation Reports are issued by Evaluation Service subsidiaries of model code groups. An ER essentially states that although a particular method, process or product is not specifically addressed by a particular edition of a certain model code, it is in compliance with the requirements of that particular edition of that model code. The mission of ITG 4 is to develop an ACI document that addresses the application of high-strength concrete in structures located in areas of moderate and high seismicity. A structure located in an area of moderate seismicity, in modern terminology is a structure assigned to Seismic Design Category or SDC of the International Building Code (IBC) or the NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code. A structure located in an area of high seismicity is a structure assigned to SDC D, E or F of the IBC or NFPA 5000. The document is to cover structural design, material properties, construction procedures, and quality control measures. It is to be written or contain example language in a format that will allow building officials to approve the use of high-strength concrete on projects that are being constructed under the provisions of ACI 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete and ACI 318 Building Codes for Structural Concrete.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 81-84
  • Monograph Title: Seventh International Symposium on the Utilization of High Strength/High-Performance Concrete
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1 & 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01004576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0870311808
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2005 12:14PM