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AUG 2015

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20 • August 2015 www.concreteproducts.com BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS ACI schedules 25 stops on fall 318-14 Building Code seminar schedule The American Concrete Institute is offering a series of fall sem- inars on ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. In addition, the seminars are now available as an online course through ACI University, and can be purchased for an individual user or for a group of five individual at a reduced rate. Participants can now learn about the new code directly from an expert during a live seminar, or at their own pace by taking the online course through ACI University. ACI 318-14 represents the first major change in Code organi- zation in over 40 years and has been completely reorganized from a designer's perspective. The seminar will help acquaint practi- tioners with the new organization and various technical changes to the code, and provide perspective on how they can ensure their designs fully comply with the new code. The philosophy behind the new organizational structure will be demonstrated through a review of the document's outline and provisions in the major chapters. The 25-stop fall program begins September 10 in Pittsburgh and continues through December 15 in San Diego. In addition to having the most up-to-date information at each seminar, attend- ees receive Continuing Education Units for attending the live seminar or for taking the online course. ACI members receive cus- tomary discounts on Institute seminars and online courses. More information on seminar dates and locations, or registration, can be obtained by visiting www.concreteseminars.com. Options for the online course are posted at www.ACIUniversity.com. PAVEMENT DOWEL BAR STANDARD ADVANCES QUALITY CONTROL, ASSURANCE MEASURES The forthcoming ASTM E3013, Test Method for Evaluating Concrete Pavement Dowel Bar Alignment Using Magnetic Pulse Induction, will reinforce quality control and quality assurance measures behind dura- ble, smooth mainline highways and airport runways. New to North America, magnetic pulse induction a) measures steel dowel alignment in concrete pavement joints, where the bars transfer loads from one slab to the next; and, b) yields data with which agencies or owners can determine if the dowel installation meets project specs. "This technology was developed as a quality test that supports a lower cost concrete paving installation method, which stretches tax- payer dollars in the construction or reconstruction of highways without compromising quality," says Kessler Soils Engineering Products Techni- cal Manager Garry Aicken, a member of ASTM Committee E17 on Vehi- cle–Pavement Systems. Both the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration use the test described in E3013, he adds, while many state departments of transportation turn to magnet- ic pulse induction for quality assurance on new pavement projects or failed-structure forensic studies. ASTM E17 convenes next during December Committee Week in Tam- pa. Contacts: (technical) Garry Aicken, P.E., 571/291-2284 ext. 103, garry@kesslerdcp.com; (ASTM staff liaison) Julia Lively, 610/832- 9681, jlively@astm.org.

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