The American Concrete Institute (ACI) (Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA) and the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA) have published an updated “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures.” This updated guide provides licensed design professionals with the knowledge, skill, and judgement to interpret and properly use ACI 562, “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures.”
This updated guide is separated into three main components: chapter navigation for easier clarity and understanding of the relative portions of the ACI 562 Code; Appendix B, which provide an overall view of the new ACI 563, “Specifications for Repair of Concrete in Buildings”; and project examples illustrating the process of carrying out a concrete building assessment, repair, rehabilitation, or strengthening project from inception to completion.
New features of the guide include an appendix addressing specifications with examples, and clear definitions of the responsibilities and scope of repair, rehabilitation, and strengthening of concrete structures. It also includes three new examples and five updated examples guiding licensing professionals through the code provisions of actual concrete repair projects.
The guide is available in both printed and digital formats, along with as part of the ACI Concrete Repair Subscription.