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Use of Grade 80 and Grade 100 Reinforcing Bars in ACI 318-19

by David Fanella, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., F.ACI, F.ASCE, F.SEI

August 6, 2024; 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Pacific Time

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Seminar Description

Recent advances, including substantial new research, have enabled reinforcing steels of higher strengths to be a viable option in a variety of applications in reinforced concrete structures. This webinar presents information related to the use of Grade 80 and Grade 100 steel reinforcement in the 2019 edition of ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. Numerous revisions have been made in ACI 318-19 to incorporate the use of high-strength reinforcement, and this webinar covers new and updated requirements for the following:

  1. Types of nonprestressed reinforcing bars
  2. Development and splice lengths
  3. Structural members, including two-way slabs, beams, columns, walls, diaphragms, and foundations
  4. Limits on concrete compressive strength
  5. Strength reduction factors
Benefits related to the use of Grade 80 and Grade 100 reinforcing bars are also included.

Industry professionals should find the information in this webinar useful when designing, detailing, and specifying Grade 80 and Grade 100 reinforcing bars in building projects.

The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

David A. Fanella Ph.D., S.E., P.E., is the Senior Director of Engineering at the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. He has over 30 years of experience in the design of a wide variety of buildings and other structures. He is a member of several ACI Committees and serves on ASCE Committee 7, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Alfred E. Lindau Award from the American Concrete Institute for outstanding contributions to reinforced concrete design practice. David is a past board member and president of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.

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