ACI releases new repair code 

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released ACI CODE-562-21 Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures - Code and Commentary in print and digital formats.
Concrete Plants, Equipment & Applications / March 8, 2022
By Ben Spencer
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ACI says previous versions of ACI CODE-562 have already been adopted by North Carolina, Hawaii, Ohio and Florida (image credit: ACI)

The ACI says the code was developed to provide design professionals with a code for the assessment of the damage and deterioration, and the design of appropriate repair and rehabilitation strategies.

According to the institute, ACI CODE-562-21 was written specifically to be integrated into building codes as a mechanism for building officials to have increased confidence that repairs are performed in a manner that provides an acceptable level of protection for the public. 

Previous versions of ACI CODE-562 have already been adopted by North Carolina, Hawaii, Ohio and Florida.

Michael L. Tholen, ACI managing director, engineering and professional development, says: “This fourth edition of ACI CODE-562 now provides users with clearer direction when approaching a repair project using the document in conjunction with the IEBC or as a stand-alone code. ACI CODE-562-21 provides all parties involved in a concrete repair project with a common and clearly defined set of requirements upon which to base its assessment, repair, and rehabilitation.”

ACI CODE-562 is available to subscribers of both the online ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices and the ACI Concrete Repair Subscription, or can be purchased individually in print or digital formats.

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