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GCC building code to incorporate American Concrete Institute standards
12 July 2017
Riyadh-headquartered Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organisation (GSO) has entered into an agreement with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) to adapt the latter's Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318), Specifications for Structural Concrete (ACI 301), and Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530) for the Gulf Building Code, ACI said in a press statement.
The Gulf Building Code is expected to be published in late 2019, the statement said.
GSO and ACI have also agreed to further expand their technical coordination through designation of official organisational representatives at technical seminars and symposia, the statement added.
First published in 1941 as the Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, ACI 318 provides minimum requirements for the materials, design, construction, and strength evaluation of structural concrete members and systems. It is included in the current International Building Code, with more than 30 countries directly adopting or referencing its provisions.
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