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The following ACI documents will soon be available: Abstract: This guide presents information on

the design of slabs-on-ground, primarily industrial

“Guide to Design of Slabs-on-Ground floors. It addresses the planning, design, and detailing
(ACI 360R-10)” of slabs. Background information on design theories
Reported by ACI Committee 360, Design of Slabs on is followed by discussion of the types of slabs, soil-
Ground: support systems, loadings, and jointing. Design
Wayne W. Walker, Chair; Robert B. Anderson, Vice methods are given for unreinforced concrete,
Chair; Philip Brandt, Secretary; and J. Howard Allred, Carl reinforced concrete, shrinkage-compensating concrete,
Bimel, Joseph A. Bohinsky, William J. Brickey, Joseph P. post-tensioned concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete
Buongiorno, Allen Face, C. Rick Felder, Edward B. Finkel, slabs-on-ground, and slabs-on-ground in refrigerated
Barry E. Foreman, Terry J. Fricks, Patrick J. Harrison, buildings, followed by information on shrinkage and
Paul B. Lafontaine, Ed T. McGuire, Arthur W. McKinney, curling. Advantages and disadvantages of these slab
Donald M. McPhee, Steven N. Metzger, John P. Munday, design methods are provided, including the ability
Joseph F. Neuber Jr., Russell E. Neudeck, Scott L. Niemitalo, of some slab designs to minimize cracking and curling
Nigel K. Parkes, Roy H. Reiterman, John W. Rohrer, Scott M. more than others. Even with the best slab designs
Tarr, R. Gregory Taylor, and Donald G.W. Ytterberg. and proper construction, it is unrealistic to expect


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crack-free and curl-free floors. Every owner should be “REPORT ON HIGH-STRENGTH CONCRETE
advised by the designer and contractor that it is (ACI 363R-10)”
normal to expect some cracking and curling on every Reported by ACI Committee 363, High-Strength Concrete:
project. This does not necessarily reflect adversely Michael A. Caldarone, Chair; John J. Myers, Secretary;
on the adequacy of the floor’s design or quality of and Ronald G. Burg, James E. Cook, Daniel Cusson,
construction. Design examples are given. Per Fidjestol, Seamus F. Freyne, Brian C. Gerber,
Shawn P. Gross, Neil R. Guptill, William M. Hale,
“RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DESIGN OF Jerry S. Haught, Tarif M. Jaber, Daniel C. Jansen,
BEAM-COLUMN CONNECTIONS IN Anthony N. Kojundic, Federico Lopez Flores, Mark D.
MONOLITHIC REINFORCED CONCRETE Luther, Barney T. Martin Jr., Jaime Morenco, Charles K.
STRUCTURES (ACI 352RS-02)” Nmai, Clifford R. Ohlwiler, Michael F. Pistilli, William F.
Reported by Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 352, Joints and Price, Henry G. Russell, Michael T. Russell, Ava Shypula,
Connections in Monolithic Concrete Structures: Robert C. Sinn, Peter G. Snow, Konstantin Sobolev,
John F. Bonacci, Chair*; Sergio M. Alcocer, Houssam A. Toutanji, Dean J. White II, John T. Wolsiefer
Secretary†; and James R. Cagley, Marvin E. Criswell, Sr., and Paul Zia.
Catherine E. French, Luis E. García, T. Russell Gentry*,
Theodor Krauthammer, Michael E. Kreger*, James M. Abstract: This report summarizes currently available
LaFave*, Douglas D. Lee, Roberto T. Leon, Donald F. information about high-strength concrete (HSC).
Meinheit, Jack P. Moehle, Stavroula J. Pantazopoulou, Topics discussed include selection of materials,
Patrick Paultre, Mehdi Saiid Saiidi, Bahram M. concrete mixture proportions, ordering, batching,
Shahrooz, John W. Wallace, James K. Wight, and Loring A. mixing, transporting, placing, quality control,
Wyllie Jr. concrete properties, structural design, economic
Member of editorial subcommittee
considerations, and applications.
Chair of editorial subcommittee

“Guide for the Design and Construction

Translated to Spanish by Subcommittee 318S: of Externally Bonded Fiber-Reinforced
Thomas C. Schaeffer, Director; and Ramón L. Carras- Polymer Systems for Strengthening
quillo, César A. Constantino, Luis E. García, Augusto H. Unreinforced Masonry Structures
Holmberg, José Izquierdo-Encarnación, Jose Damazo (ACI 440.7R-10)”
Juarez, Carlos E. Ospina, Gustavo J. Parra-Montesinos, Reported by ACI Committee 440, Fiber Reinforced
Enrique Pasquel, Mario Rodríguez, Guillermo Santana, Polymer Reinforcement:
Roberto Stark, Fernando V. Yáñez, and José Lozano, John P. Busel, Chair; Carol K. Shield, Secretary; and
318S Associate Member. Tarek Alkhrdaji, Charles E. Bakis, Lawrence C. Bank,
Abdeldjelil Belarbi, Brahim Benmokrane, Luke A. Bisby,
Abstract: Recommendations are given for member Gregg J. Blaszak, Hakim Bouadi, Timothy E. Bradberry,
proportions, confinement of the column core Vicki L. Brown, Gordon L. Brown Jr., Raafat El-Hacha,
in the joint region, control of joint shear stress, Garth J. Fallis, Amir Z. Fam, William J. Gold, Nabil F.
ratio of column-to-beam flexural strength at the Grace, Mark F. Green, Zareh B. Gregorian, Doug D.
connection, development of reinforcing bars, and Gremel, Shawn P. Gross, H.R. Trey Hamilton III, Issam E.
details of columns and beams framing into the Harik, Kent A. Harries, Mark P. Henderson, Bohdan N.
joint. Normal type is used for recommendations. Horeczko, Michael W. Lee, Maria Lopez de Murphy,
Commentary is provided in italics to amplify Ibrahim M. Mahfouz, Orange S. Marshall, Amir Mirmiram,
the recommendations and identify available John J. Myers, Antonio Nanni, John P. Newhook, Ayman
reference material. M. Okeil, Carlos E. Ospina, Renato Parretti, Max L.
The recommendations are based on laboratory Porter, Andrea Prota, Hayder A. Rasheed, Sami H.
testing and field studies and provide a state-of-the- Rizkalla, Morris Schupack, Rajan Sen, Khaled A. Soudki,
art summary of current information. Areas needing Samuel A. Steere III, Gamil S. Tadros, Jay Thomas,
research are identified. Design examples are presented Houssam A. Toutanji, J. Gustavo Tumialan, Milan
to illustrate the use of the design recommendations. Vatovec, David White, and Sarah E. Witt.

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Abstract: Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) Report on the Physical Properties
systems are an option to consider for strengthening and Durability of Fiber-Reinforced
unreinforced masonry (URM) structures. Traditional Concrete (ACI 544.5R-10)
strengthening systems include external steel Reported by ACI Committee 544, Fiber Reinforced
plates, reinforced concrete overlays, span shortening Concrete:
with steel subframing or bracing, and internal Nemkumar Banthia, Chair; Neven Krstulovic-Opara,
steel reinforcement. Relative to traditional systems, Secretary; Melvyn A. Galinat, Membership Secretary;
features of FRP systems include high tensile and Ashraf I. Ahmed, Corina-Maria Aldea*, Madasamy
strength, light weight, ease of construction, and Arockiasamy, P.N. Balaguru, Joaquim Oliveira
resistance to corrosion. This guide offers general Barros*, Gordon B. Batson*, Vivek S. Bindiganavile,
information on FRP systems’ use; a description of Peter H. Bischoff, Marvin E. Criswell*, James I.
their unique material properties; and recommendations Daniel, Xavier Destree, Ashish Dubey, Philip J. Dyer,
for the design, construction, and inspection of FRP Gregor D. Fischer, Dean P. Forgeron*, Sidney Freedman,
systems for strengthening URM structures. These Richard J. Frost, Graham T. Gilbert, Vellore S.
guidelines are based on knowledge gained from a Gopalaratnam, Antonio J. Guerra, Rishi Gupta, Carol D.
comprehensive review of experimental and analytical Hays, George C. Hoff, Allen J. Hulshizer, Akm Anwarul
investigations and field applications. Islam, John Jones*, Jubum Kim, Katherine G. Kuder*,
David A. Lange, John S. Lawler*, Mark A. Leppert,
“Report on Pervious Concrete Maria Lopez de Murphy, Clifford N. MacDonald*,
(ACI 522R-10)” Pritpal S. Mangat*, Peter C. Martinez, Bruno
Reported by ACI Committee 522, Pervious Concrete: Massicotte, James R. McConaghy, Christian Meyer,
Matthew A. Offenberg, Chair; Don J. Wade, Vice Nicholas C. Mitchell Jr., Barzin Mobasher†, Henry J.
Chair; Charles A. Weiss Jr., Secretary; and William L. Molloy, Dudley R. Morgan, Antoine E. Naaman*,
Arent, Bob J. Banka, William D. Brant, Heather J. Antonio Nanni, Nandakumar Natarajan, Jeffrey L.
Brown, Manoj Chopra, Michael S. Davy, Norbert J. Novak*, Mark E. Patton, Max L. Porter, John H. Pye,
Delatte, Aly Ibrahim Eldarwish, Bruce K. Ferguson, Dale Venkataswamy Ramakrishnan*, Roy H. Reiterman,
Fisher, Bruce A. Glaspey, Liv Haselbach, Omer Heracklis, Klaus Alexander Rieder*, Pierre Rossi, Surendra P.
Daniel J. Huffman, Frank Lennox, John R. Love III, Shah, Konstantin Sobolev, Jim D. Speakman Sr., Chris
Kamyar C. Mahboub, Narayanan Neithalath, Scott M. D. Szychowski, Peter C. Tatnall, Houssam A. Toutanji,
Palotta, Joseph E. Rottman, George W. Seegebrecht, Jean Francois Trottier*, and George J. Venta.
David M. Suchorski, Diep T. Tu, Robert Louis Varner, *
Subcommittee members who prepared the report.
Marty Wanielista, W. Jason Weiss, and Peter T. Yen. †
Subcommittee Chair

Abstract: This report provides technical information Abstract: This report addresses the physical
on pervious concrete’s application, design methods, properties and durability of fiber-reinforced concrete
materials, properties, mixture proportioning, (FRC) that includes fibers in concrete. In this report,
construction methods, testing, and inspection. many structural systems are evaluated for various
The term “pervious concrete” typically describes a physical, short-term, and long-term benefits. These
near zero-slump, open-graded material consisting of effects of using fibers have been determined using
portland cement, coarse aggregate, little or no fine various testing methods. This report presents a limited
aggregate, admixtures, and water. The combination of collection of the published research results in relevant
these ingredients will produce a hardened material area. With the exception of a few characteristic
with connected pores, ranging in size from 0.08 to responses such as creep, plastic shrinkage cracking,
0.32 in. (2 to 8 mm), that allow water to pass through and long-term aging, this report does not address the
easily. Pervious concrete is widely recognized as a mechanical properties in detail. The justification for
sustainable building material as it reduces stormwater this treatment is that topics such as mechanical
runoff, improves stormwater quality, may recharge properties and testing methods are addressed by
groundwater supplies, and can reduce the impact of subcommittees. The broader category of physical
the urban heat island effect. properties is in context to specific chapters.

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