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James R. Baty II

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A New Kind Of Concrete Code A New Kind Of Concrete Code

Construction codes often can be a source of frustration when they're so complex that implementing them causes hassles that delay work or, worse yet, halt it indefinitely and needlessly. And specifically, residential concrete construction has been handcuffed by needless complexity and over-conservative prescriptive requirements. In response, and after almost 20 years of effort, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) had its first residential concrete code published in May 2005. Read more

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