ACI’s Performance-Based Concrete Repair Code

Posted by Kevin Conroy on July 17, 2017

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently updated its building repair code for existing concrete structures in 2016 with the new ACI 562-16. The performance-based code makes several changes to the original 2013 version and includes a review of industry terminology to help create a consistent framework to use when working with documents from different sources. ACI 562-16 also defines how to assess an existing structure, strength and durability requirements for repair design, and checkpoints for quality assurance and maintenance discussions between design professionals and building owners.

I recently coauthored an article in the International Concrete Repair Institute’s (ICRI) Concrete Repair Bulletin along with Keith Kesner of CVM Engineers – we are secretary and chair of ACI’s 562 technical committee, respectively. In the article, we describe the performance-based code and explain the changes made in 2016. 

Read the article.

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