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Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and by Committee 318

By Committee 318

Summary: The "Building Code specifications for Structural Concrete" ("Code") covers the fabrics, layout, and building of structural concrete utilized in constructions and the place acceptable in nonbuilding buildings. The Code additionally covers the energy review of current concrete structures.

Among the themes coated are: drawings and requirements; inspection; fabrics; sturdiness necessities; concrete caliber, blending, and putting; formwork; embedded pipes; building joints; reinforcement info; research and layout; power and serviceability; flexural and axial rather a lot; shear and torsion; improvement and splices of reinforcement; slab platforms; partitions; footings; precast concrete; composite flexural individuals; prestressed concrete; shells and folded plate individuals; power overview of present buildings; provisions for seismic layout; structural simple concrete; strut-and-tie modeling in Appendix A; replacement layout provisions in Appendix B; replacement load and power relief components in Appendix C; and anchoring to concrete in Appendix D.

The caliber and checking out of fabrics utilized in building are coated through connection with the fitting ASTM usual requisites. Welding of reinforcement is roofed by way of connection with the ideal AWS standard.

Uses of the Code comprise adoption via reference mostly development codes, and prior versions were regularly occurring during this demeanour. The Code is written in a layout that enables such reference with out swap to its language. as a result, historical past info or feedback for undertaking the necessities or motive of the Code component can't be integrated. The remark is supplied for this goal. the various concerns of the committee in constructing the Code component are mentioned in the observation, with emphasis given to the reason of recent or revised provisions.

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Load, factored — Load, multiplied by appropriate load factors, used to proportion members by the strength design method of this Code. 2. Load, live — Live load specified by general building code of which this Code forms a part (without load factors). Load, service — Load specified by general building code of which this Code forms a part (without load factors). Modulus of elasticity — Ratio of normal stress to corresponding strain for tensile or compressive stresses below proportional limit of material.

Structural diaphragm — Structural member, such as a floor or roof slab, that transmits forces acting in the plane of the member to the vertical elements of the seismic-force-resisting system. See Chapter 21 for requirements in the earthquake-resisting structures. Structural truss — Assemblage of reinforced concrete members subjected primarily to axial forces. Structural wall — Wall proportioned to resist combinations of shears, moments, and axial forces. A shear wall is a structural wall. A structural wall designated as part of the seismic-force-resisting system shall be categorized as follows: Ordinary structural plain concrete wall — A wall complying with the requirements of Chapter 22.

The design displacement generally is larger than the displacement calculated from design-level forces applied to a linear-elastic model of the building. 2 Design story drift ratio — Relative difference of design displacement between the top and bottom of a story, divided by the story height. See Chapter 21. Development length — Length of embedded reinforcement, including pretensioned strand, required to develop the design strength of reinforcement at a critical section. 3. Drop panel — A projection below the slab used to reduce the amount of negative reinforcement over a column or the minimum required slab thickness, and to increase the slab shear strength.

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