Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318M-14)

Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318M-14) 

The “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” (“Code”) provides minimum requirements for the materials,

design, and detailing of structural concrete buildings and, where applicable, nonbuilding structures. This Code addresses struc-
tural systems, members, and connections, including cast-in-place, precast, plain, nonprestressed, prestressed, and composite

construction. Among the subjects covered are: design and construction for strength, serviceability, and durability; load combi-
nations, load factors, and strength reduction factors; structural analysis methods; deflection limits; mechanical and adhesive

anchoring to concrete; development and splicing of reinforcement; construction document information; field inspection and
testing; and methods to evaluate the strength of existing structures. “Building Code Requirements for Concrete Thin Shells”
(ACI 318.2) is adopted by reference in this Code.

The quality and testing of materials used in construction are covered by reference to the appropriate ASTM standard speci-
fications. Welding of reinforcement is covered by reference to the appropriate American Welding Society (AWS) standard.

Uses of the Code include adoption by reference in a general building code, and earlier editions have been widely used in
this manner. The Code is written in a format that allows such reference without change to its language. Therefore, background
details or suggestions for carrying out the requirements or intent of the Code provisions cannot be included within the Code
itself. The Commentary is provided for this purpose.


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