The American Concrete Institute (ACI) published ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary in June 2019. This edition is the first edition of ACI 318 in 5 years and the first update since the reorganization of the code in the 2014 edition. It is anticipated that ACI 318-19 will be referenced in the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). Major changes in this publication are centered around the topics including but not limited to provisions of high strength rebar and their design provisions, application of high-strength rebar in various lateral force resisting systems, new provisions for shotcrete, deep foundations, PBSD, 1-way & 2-way shear, beam-column joints, new materials and technology and many more. Prof. Wallace will be discussing the discussing the new organization of the code, a majority of these enhancements with a special focus on the seismic provisions.
John W. Wallace, PhD, PE, F.ACI, F.ASCE
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Director, UCLA Structural/Earthquake Engineering Research & Teaching Laboratory Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
John Wallace, professor of civil engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1996, is an internationally recognized expert on the seismic behavior of reinforced concrete structures. His research contributions focus on assessing the behavior of structures subjected to earthquake loading, laboratory and field testing of structural components and systems, developing and validating models for structural analysis and design, and applying sensors and sensor networks to measure responses and interactions between complex structural systems. He was PI of the NSF-funded NEES@UCLA Equipment Site for Field Testing and Monitoring of Structural Performance from 2000 to 2014 and he was involved as a member or leader of numerous teams conducting post-earthquake reconnaissance for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Professor Wallace is active as a consultant and peer reviewer on high-profile performance-based design projects for seismic retrofit of hospitals and seismic design of tall buildings in California. He was a primary author of updated provisions for rehabilitation of existing concrete buildings in ASCE 41-06 Supplement #1 and he has developed code provisions for new buildings as a voting member of ACI 318 and as a former voting member of ASCE 7 Seismic Task Committee. He is a member and past-President of the Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council. Dr. Wallace, who also is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont and MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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