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CRSI Releases Digital “Design Guide”

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has released a much-anticipated digital version of their Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, a design guide based on the ACI 318-19 code published in soft-cover form earlier this year.

The release of a PDF version of the Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete follows both direct requests and an enthusiastic response from the design and architecture community after the soft-cover publication sold nearly 300 copies during CRSI’s first pre-sale event.

The Design Guide contains comprehensive information on the design and detailing requirements in ACI 318- 19 for cast-in-place concrete buildings with non-prestressed reinforcement. The main goals of this publication are to provide a simplified roadmap that can be used to navigate through the ACI 318 requirements and step-by-step design procedures and design aids that make designing and detailing reinforced concrete buildings simpler and faster. Numerous design and detailing aids are provided throughout the 996-page document and over 140 worked-out, practical design examples are included that illustrate the proper application of the ACI 318 requirements.

With the release of the digital version of the Design Guide, CRSI has introduced a new digital rights management (DRM) encryption service for digital publications. Echoing best practices from other organizations’ digital rights management strategies, the new service protects files from piracy by requiring a one-time installation of an Adobe Acrobat plugin and enhances user experience by allowing commenting for collaboration.

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities. CRSI’s members represent more than 80 percent of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with 600+ locations in 49 states, and with more than 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts 75,000+ people in steel transportation and placement in North America. The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals. For more info, visit www.crsi.org.

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