The Philippines Chapter of ACI is among the organizations that have lent support to communities ravaged by two recent typhoons. The chapter, along with dozens of other groups in the country, are helping by lending equipment and cleaning debris.
The 2020 edition of the ACI Detailing Manual includes many new updates and revisions. It includes example details and guidance to licensed design professionals on satisfying the provisions of ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.
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Mary Soderstrom examines the history of concrete in "Concrete: From Ancient Origins to a Problematic Future," and maintains that modern concrete can still live up to its promise. "Maintenance is the key to making modern concrete the material that is truly the 'Rock of Ages' it was thought by many to be in the early and mid twentieth century," she writes.
The Federal Highway Administration has proposed abandoning old benchmarks for work on interstate highways and other major roads and adopting standards promoted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The FHWA says the change would allow state departments of transportation greater leeway for resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation projects.
Hundreds of transportation projects underway across Pennsylvania will be interrupted without $600 million in emergency funds, according to the state Department of Transportation. The department says it will run out of money by Dec. 1 if state lawmakers don't let it borrow the funds.