CRSI Releases Digital Version of Design Guide


The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has released a much anticipated digital version of its Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, a design guide based on the ACI 318-19 code. The release of a PDF version of the Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete follows both direct requests and an enthusiastic response from the design and architecture community after a soft-cover version of the Design Guide sold nearly 300 copies during CRSI’s presale event.

The Design Guide contains comprehensive information on the design and detailing requirements in ACI 318- 19 for cast-in-place concrete buildings with nonprestressed reinforcement. The main goals of this publication are to provide a simplified roadmap that can be used to navigate through the ACI 318 requirements and step-by-step design procedures and design aids that make designing and detailing reinforced concrete buildings simpler and faster. Numerous design and detailing aids are provided throughout the 996-page document and over 140 worked-out, practical design examples are included that illustrate the proper application of the ACI 318 requirements.

With the release of the digital version of the Design Guide, CRSI has introduced a new digital rights management (DRM) encryption service for digital publications. Echoing best practices from other organizations’ digital rights management strategies, the new service protects files from piracy by requiring a one-time installation of an Adobe Acrobat plugin and enhances user experience by allowing commenting for collaboration.

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities. CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators, and placers of steel reinforcing bars and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate, and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. CRSI estimates that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America. CRSI members also include professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel-reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industryprofessionals.