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ACI 301 - Specifications for Structural Concrete

Subcommittee A --- General Requirements, Definitions, Tolerances

Kansas City

Sunday November 6, 2005

1:00 PM 5:00 PM Room C 2214


1. Call to Order

2. Introduction of Members (Exhibit 2)

3. Review of Subcommittee Scope

4. Review of Section 1 ACI 301-05 (Exhibit 4)

5. Review of Lobo comments (Exhibit 5)

6. Action Items

7. Adjourn
Kansas City Exhibit 2
ACI 301 Subcommittee A Roster

Committee Members Committee Officers

Carino, Nicholas J McCall W Calvin (Chair)

Consultant Concrete Engineering Specialists
9405 Eagleton Ln 6222 Simpson Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20886-1242 Charlotte, NC 28216-5886
Phone: (301) 975-6063 Phone: (704) 392-1506
Fax: (301) 869-6275 Fax: (704) 395-1745
E-mail: E-mail:

Jaycox, Claude E Lobo, Colin L (Secretary)

Municipal Testing Lab Inc NRMCA
102 New South Road 900 Spring St
Hicksville, NY 11801 Silver Spring, MD 20910-4015
Phone: (516)938-7120 Phone: (240) 485-1160
Fax: (516)938-3858 Fax: (301) 585-4219
E-mail: E-mail:

Suprenant, Bruce
Concrete Engineering Specialists
7720 Ferris Way
Boulder, CO 80303-3223
Phone: (303) 499-0264
Fax: (303) 494-7360

SUB A Members
Caldarone, Michael A
5400 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077-1030
Phone: (847) 972-3148
Fax: (847) 965-6541
Cell: (847) 650-9447

FL Dot State Materials Ofc.
5007 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609-2604
Phone: (352) 955-6620
Fax: (352) 955-6623

Sherman, William C
Camp Dresser & McKee Inc
1331 17th St #1200
Denver, CO 80202-1562
Phone: (303)298-1311
Fax: (303)293-8236
ACI 301-A Kansas City
Exhibit 4
ACI 301-05

Specifications for Structural Concrete

An ACI Standard

Reported by ACI Committee 301

W. Calvin McCall Colin L. Lobo

Chair Secretary

Jon B. Ardahl Marwan A. Daye Clifford Gordon David K. Maxwell

Domingo J. Carreira Mario R. Diaz David P. Gustafson* Timothy L. Moore
Oleh B. Ciuk James A. Farny Jerry A. Holland Jerry Parnes
Steven R. Close* W. Bryant Frye Roy H. Keck* Aimee Pergalsky
D. Gene Daniel Richard D. Gaynor James A. Lee James M. Shilstone, Sr.

Voting Subcommittee Members

James E. Anderson Gene Hightower G. Michael Robinson Daniel J. Stanley
Ramon L. Carrasquillo Narendra V. Jadhav Edward D. Russell Bruce A. Suprenant
Paul A. Decker Michael L. Leming Mehmet A. Samee Robert L. Teerman

Dan Ellery William M. Klorman W. Thomas Scott Michael A. Whisonant
Alphonse E. Engelman Mark A. Payne William C. Sherman Michelle L. Wilson
Thomas M. Greene Kenneth B. Rear Douglas J. Sordyl Richard M. Wing

Consulting Members
Jeffrey W. Coleman Gilbert J. Haddad Ross S. Martin Joseph A. McElroy
Steven H. Gebler Atilano Lamana Bryant Mather Carlos Videla

Subcommittee chair.


This specification is a Reference Specification that the Engineer or Archi- NOTES TO SPECIFIER
tect can make applicable to any construction project by citing it in the This specification is incorporated by reference in the
Project Specifications. The Architect/Engineer supplements the provisions
of this Reference Specification as needed by designating or specifying indi- project specifications using the wording in P3 of the preface
vidual project requirements. and including the information from the mandatory, optional,
The document covers materials and proportioning of concrete; reinforc- and submittal checklists following the specification.
ing and prestressing steels; production, placing, finishing, and curing of
concrete; and formwork design and construction. Methods of treatment of
joints and embedded items, repair of surface defects, and finishing of PREFACE
formed and unformed surfaces are specified. Separate sections are devoted P1. ACI Specification 301 is intended to be used by refer-
to architectural concrete, lightweight concrete, mass concrete, prestressed ence or incorporation in its entirety in the Project Specifica-
concrete, and shrinkage-compensating concrete. Provisions governing test-
ing, evaluation, and acceptance of concrete as well as acceptance of the tion. Do not copy individual Parts, Sections, Articles, or
structures are included. Paragraphs into the Project Specification, because taking
them out of context may change their meaning.
Keywords: admixture; aggregate; air entrainment; architectural concrete;
P2. If Sections or Parts of ACI Specification 301 are
cement; cementitious materials; cold weather; compressive strength;
concrete; concrete construction; concrete durability; concrete slab; consoli- copied into the Project Specification or any other document,
dation; conveyor; curing; density; exposed-aggregate finish; finish; floors;
formwork; grout; grouting; hot-weather; inspection; joint (construction,
contraction, and isolation); lightweight concrete; mix; mixture proportion; ACI 301-05 supersedes ACI 301-99 and became effective April 20, 2005.
Copyright 2005, American Concrete Institute.
placing; prestressed concrete; prestressing steel; reinforced concrete; rein- All rights reserved including rights of reproduction and use in any form or by any
forcement; repair; reshoring; shoring; shrinkage-compensating concrete; means, including the making of copies by any photo process, or by electronic or
mechanical device, printed, written, or oral, or recording for sound or visual reproduc-
specification; subgrade; temperature; test; tolerance; water-cementitious tion or for use in any knowledge or retrieval system or device, unless permission in
material ratio; welded wire reinforcement. writing is obtained from the copyright proprietors.

301-2 ACI 301-A Kansas City ACI STANDARD
Exhibit 4
do not refer to them as an ACI Specification, because the Section 2Formwork and formwork accessories,
specification has been altered. p. 301-10
P3. A statement such as the following will serve to make 2.1General
ACI Specification 301 a part of the Project Specification: 2.1.1Description
Work on (Project Title) shall conform to all requirements 2.1.2Submittals
of ACI 301-05 published by the American Concrete Insti- 2.2Products
tute, Farmington Hills, Michigan, except as modified by 2.2.1Materials
these Contract Documents. 2.2.2Performance and design requirements
P4. Each technical Section of ACI Specification 301 is 2.2.3Fabrication and manufacture
written in the three-part Section format of the Construction 2.3Execution
Specifications Institute, as adapted for ACI requirements. 2.3.1Construction and erection of formwork
The language is imperative and terse. 2.3.2Removal of formwork
P5. The Specification is written to the Contractor. When a 2.3.3Reshoring and backshoring
provision of this specification requires action on the 2.3.4Strength of concrete required for removal of
Contractors part, the verb shall is used. If the Contractor formwork
is allowed to exercise an option, the verb may or, when
limited alternatives are available, the conjunctive phrase Section 3Reinforcement and reinforcement
supports, p. 301-13
shall either... or... is used. Statements provided in the spec- 3.1General
ification as information to the contractor use the verbs may 3.1.1Submittals, data, and drawings
or will. Informational statements typically identify activi- 3.1.2Materials delivery, storage, and handling
ties or options that will be taken or may be taken by the 3.2Products
Owner or the Architect/Engineer. 3.2.1Materials
CONTENTS 3.3Execution
Preface, p. 301-1
SPECIFICATION: 3.3.2Placement
Section 1General requirements, p. 301-3
1.1Scope Section 4Concrete mixtures, p. 301-16
1.1.1 Work specified 4.1General
1.1.2 Work not specified 4.1.1Description
1.2Definitions 4.1.2Submittals
1.3Reference standards and cited publications 4.1.3Quality control
1.3.1Reference standards 4.1.4Materials storage and handling
1.3.2Cited publications 4.2Products
1.3.3Field references 4.2.1Materials
1.4Standards-producing organizations 4.2.2Performance and design requirements
1.5Submittals 4.2.3Proportioning
1.5.1General 4.3Execution
1.5.2Testing agency reports 4.3.1Measuring, batching, and mixing
1.6Quality assurance 4.3.2Delivery
Section 5Handling, placing, and constructing,
1.6.2Testing agencies p. 301-20
1.6.3Testing responsibilities of Contractor 5.1General
1.6.4Testing responsibilities of Owners testing agency 5.1.1Description
1.6.5Tests on hardened concrete in-place 5.1.2Submittals
1.6.6Evaluation of concrete strength tests 5.1.3Delivery, storage, and handling
1.6.7Acceptance of concrete strength 5.2Products
1.6.8Field acceptance of concrete 5.2.1Materials
1.7Acceptance of structure 5.2.2Performance and design requirements
1.7.1General 5.3Execution
1.7.2Dimensional tolerances 5.3.1Preparation
1.7.3Appearance 5.3.2Placement of concrete
1.7.4Strength of structure 5.3.3Finishing formed surfaces
1.7.5Durability 5.3.4Finishing unformed surfaces
1.8Protection of in-place concrete 5.3.5Sawed contraction joints
1.8.1Loading and support of concrete 5.3.6Curing and protection
1.8.2Protection from mechanical injury 5.3.7Repair of surface defects
Exhibit 4
Section 6Architectural concrete, p. 301-26 Section 10Shrinkage-compensating concrete,
6.1General p. 301-32
6.1.1Description 10.1General
6.1.2Submittals 10.1.1Scope
6.1.3Quality assurance 10.1.2General requirements
6.1.4Product delivery, storage, and handling 10.1.3Submittals
6.1.5Project conditions 10.2Products
6.2Products 10.2.1Materials
6.2.1Materials 10.2.2Performance and design requirements
6.2.2Performance and design requirements 10.2.3Proportioning
6.3Execution 10.2.4Reinforcement
6.3.1Preparation 10.2.5Isolation-joint filler materials
6.3.2Proportioning concrete mixtures 10.3Execution
6.3.3Consolidation 10.3.1Reinforcement
6.3.4Formwork monitoring 10.3.2Placing
6.3.5Formwork removal 10.3.3Isolation joints
6.3.6Repair of tie holes and surface defects 10.3.4Curing
Section 7Lightweight concrete, p. 301-28 Foreword to checklists, p. 301-35
7.1.1Description Mandatory requirements checklist, p. 301-37
7.1.3Product delivery, storage, and handling Optional requirements checklist, p. 301-38
7.2.1Aggregates Submittals checklist, p. 301-45
7.2.2Performance and design requirements
7.2.4Batching and mixing 1.1.1 Work specifiedThis Specification covers cast-in-
7.3Execution place structural concrete.
7.3.1Consolidation Provisions of this Specification shall govern except where
7.3.2Finishing other provisions are specified in the Contract Documents.
7.3.3Field quality control 1.1.2 Work not specifiedThe following subjects are not
in the scope of this specification:
Section 8Mass concrete, p. 301-29 Precast concrete products;
8.1.1Description Heavyweight shielding concrete;
8.1.2Submittals Slipformed paving concrete;
8.2Products Terrazzo;
8.2.1Materials Insulating concrete;
8.2.2Performance and design requirements Refractory concrete;
8.3Execution Shotcrete;
8.3.1Placement Slipformed concrete walls; and
8.3.2Curing and protection Tilt-up concrete construction.

Section 9Prestressed concrete, p. 301-29 1.2Definitions

9.1General acceptable or acceptedacceptable to or accepted by the
9.1.1Description Architect/Engineer.
9.1.2Submittals ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1a
9.1.3Quality control person who has demonstrated knowledge and ability to
9.1.4Product delivery, handling, and storage perform and record the results of ASTM standard tests on
9.2Products freshly mixed concrete and to make and cure test specimens.
9.2.1Materials Such knowledge and ability shall be demonstrated by
9.2.2Proportioning of concrete and grout mixtures passing prescribed written and performance examinations
9.3Execution and having credentials that are current with the American
9.3.1Inspection Concrete Institute.
9.3.2Preparation Architect/Engineer or Engineer/Architectthe Archi-
9.3.3Placement tect, Engineer, architectural firm, engineering firm, or archi-
9.3.4Tensioning tectural and engineering firm issuing project drawings and
301-4 ACI 301-A Kansas City ACI STANDARD
Exhibit 4
specifications or administering work under the Contract permittedaccepted or acceptable to the Architect/Engi-
Documents. neer; usually pertains to a request by the Contractor, or to an
architectural concreteconcrete that is exposed as an item specified in the Contract Documents.
interior or exterior surface in the completed structure and is post-tensioninga method of prestressing reinforced
designated as architectural concrete in the Contract Docu- concrete in which tendons are tensioned after the concrete
ments; contributes to visual character of the completed struc- has hardened.
ture and therefore requires special care in the selection of the prestressed concreteconcrete in which internal stresses
concrete materials, forming, placing, and finishing to obtain of sufficient magnitude and distribution are introduced to
the desired architectural appearance. counteract to a desired degree the tensile stresses resulting
backshoresshores placed snugly under a concrete slab from the service loads; in reinforced concrete, the prestress
or structural member after the original formwork and shores is commonly introduced by tensioning the tendons.
have been removed from a small area at a time, without project drawingsgraphic presentation of project
allowing the slab or member to deflect, or support its own requirements.
weight or existing construction loads from above. project specificationsthe written document that details
cement, expansivea cement that, when mixed with requirements for the Work in accordance with service
water, produces a paste that, after setting, tends to increase in parameters and other specific criteria.
volume to a significantly greater degree than does portland reference specificationa standardized mandatory-
cement paste; used to compensate for volume decrease due language document prescribing materials, dimensions, and
to shrinkage or to induce tensile stress in reinforcement. workmanship, incorporated by reference in Contract Docu-
cement, expansive Type Ka mixture of portland ments, with information in the Mandatory Requirements
cement, anhydrous tetracalcium trialuminate sulfate (C4 Checklist required to be provided in the Project Specification.
A3S), calcium sulfate (CaSO4), and lime (CaO); the C4A3S
reference standardsstandardized mandatory-language
is a constituent of a separately burned clinker that is inter-
documents of a technical society, organization, or associa-
ground with portland cement, or alternatively, is formed
tion, including codes of local or federal authorities, which
simultaneously with the portland-cement clinker compounds
are incorporated by reference in Contract Documents.
during the burning process.
requiredrequired in this Specification or the Contract
Contract Documentsa set of documents supplied by
Owner to Contractor as the basis for construction; these
reshoresshores placed snugly under a stripped concrete
documents contain contract forms, contract conditions, spec-
slab or other structural member after the original forms and
ifications, drawings, addenda, and contract changes.
shores have been removed from a large area, thus requiring
Contractorthe person, firm, or entity under contract for
the new slab or structural member to deflect and support its
construction of the Work.
own weight and existing construction loads applied before
ducta conduit (plain or corrugated) to accommodate
the installation of the reshores.
prestressing steel for post-tensioned concrete.
exposed to public viewsituated so that it can be seen sheathing, prestressinga material encasing prestressing
from a public location after completion of the building. steel to prevent bonding of the prestressing steel with the
high-early-strength concreteconcrete that is capable surrounding concrete, to provide corrosion protection, and to
of attaining specified strength at an earlier age than 28 days contain the corrosion-inhibiting coating.
through the use of high-early-strength cement or admixtures. sheathing, wood formworkthe materials forming the
lightweight concreteconcrete of substantially lower contact face of forms; also called lagging or sheeting.
density than normalweight concrete. shop drawinga drawing that provides details for a partic-
mass concreteany volume of concrete with dimensions ular task that is developed by the Contractor and reviewed by
large enough to require that measures be taken to cope with the Engineer. The shop drawing is prepared to the require-
generation of heat from hydration of the cement and atten- ments of the project drawings and project specifications.
dant volume change to minimize cracking. shorea temporary support designed to support form-
mass concrete, plainMass concrete containing no rein- work, fresh concrete, and construction loads from above for
forcement or less reinforcement than necessary to be consid- recently built structures that have not developed full design
ered reinforced mass concrete. strength.
mass concrete, reinforcedmass concrete containing shrinkage-compensating concretea concrete made
adequate prestressed or nonprestressed reinforcement to act using an expansive cement that increases in volume after
together with the concrete in resisting forces including those setting, designed to induce compressive stresses in elasti-
induced by temperature and shrinkage. cally restrained concrete to approximately offset the tensile
normalweight concreteconcrete having a density of stresses resulting from drying shrinkage.
approximately 150 lb/ft3 made with gravel or crushed stone strength testthe average of the compressive strengths of
aggregates. two or more cylinders made from the same sample of
Ownerthe corporation, association, partnership, indi- concrete and tested at 28 days or at the specified test age.
vidual, public body, or authority for whom the Work is structural lightweight concreteStructural concrete
constructed. made with lightweight aggregate; the equilibrium density, as
Exhibit 4
calculated by ASTM C 567, usually is in the range of 90 to A 882/A 882M-04a Standard Specification for Filled Epoxy-
115 lb/ft3 with a minimum compressive strength of 2500 psi. Coated Seven-Wire Prestressing Steel
submitteddocuments or materials provided to Archi- Strand
tect/Engineer for review or acceptance. A 884/A 884M-04 Standard Specification for Epoxy-
Workthe entire construction or separately identifi- Coated Steel Wire and Welded Wire
able parts thereof required to be furnished under Contract Reinforcement
Documents. A 934/A 934M-04 Standard Specification for Epoxy-
Coated Prefabricated Steel Reinforcing
1.3Reference standards and cited publications Bars
1.3.1 Reference standardsStandards of ACI, ASTM, A 955/ Standard Specification for Deformed and
CRD, and AWS referred to in this Specification are listed A 955M-04ae1 Plain Stainless Steel Bars for Concrete
with serial designation including year of adoption or revision Reinforcement
and are part of this Specification. A 970/ Standard Specification for Welded or ACI standards A 970M-04ae1 Forged Headed Bars for Concrete Rein-
ACI 117-90 Standard Specifications for Tolerances forcement
for Concrete Construction and Materials A 996/A 996M-04 Standard Specification for Rail-Steel and
Axle-Steel Deformed Bars for Concrete
ACI 423.6-01 Specification for Unbonded Single-
Strand Tendons
C 31/C 31M-03a Standard Practice for Making and ASTM standards
Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the
A 82-02 Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Field
Plain, for Concrete Reinforcement C 33-03 Standard Specification for Concrete
A 184/ A 184M-01 Standard Specification for Welded Aggregates
Deformed Steel Bar Mats for Concrete C 39/C 39M-03 Standard Test Method for Compressive
Reinforcement Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Speci-
A 185-02 Standard Specification for Steel Welded mens
Wire Reinforcement, Plain, for Concrete C 42/ C 42M-04 Standard Test Method for Obtaining and
A 416/A 416M-02 Standard Specification for Steel Strand, Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams
Uncoated Seven-Wire, for Prestressed of Concrete
Concrete C 94/C 94M-04 Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed
A 421/A 421M-02 Standard Specification for Uncoated Concrete
Stress-Relieved Steel Wire for Prestressed C 138/C 138M-01a Standard Test Method for Unit Weight,
Concrete Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of
A 496-02 Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Concrete
Deformed, for Concrete Reinforcement C 143/ C143M-03 Standard Test Method for Slump of
A 497/A 497M-02 Standard Specification for Steel Welded Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
Wire Reinforcement, Deformed, for C 150-04a Standard Specification for Portland
Concrete Cement
A 615/A 615M-04b Standard Specification for Deformed C 171-03 Standard Specification for Sheet Mate-
and Carbon Steel Bars for Concrete rials for Curing Concrete
Reinforcement C 172-04 Standard Practice for Sampling Freshly
A 706/A 706M-04b Standard Specification for Low-Alloy Mixed Concrete
Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for C 173/ Standard Test Method for Air Content of
Concrete Reinforcement C 173M-01e1 Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volu-
A 722/A 722M-98 Standard Specification for Uncoated metric Method
C 192/C 192M-02 Standard Practice for Making and
(2003) High-Strength Steel Bars for Prestressing
Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the
A 767/ Standard Specification for Zinc-Coated
C 231-04 Standard Test Method for Air Content of
A 767M-00b (Galvanized) Steel Bars for Concrete Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure
Reinforcement Method
A 775/ Standard Specification for Epoxy-Coated C 260-01 Standard Specification for Air-
A 775M-04a Steel Reinforcing Bars Entraining Admixtures for Concrete
A 779/A 779M-00 Standard Specification for Steel Strand, C 309-03 Standard Specification for Liquid
Seven-Wire, Uncoated, Compacted, Membrane-Forming Compounds for
Stress-Relieved for Prestressed Concrete Curing Concrete
A 780-01 Standard Practice for Repair of C 330-04 Standard Specification for Lightweight
Damaged Hot-Dip Galvanized Coatings Aggregates for Structural Concrete
301-6 ACI 301-A Kansas City ACI STANDARD
Exhibit 4
C 387-04 Standard Specification for Packaged, C 1064M-04 of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement
Dry, Combined Materials for Mortar and Concrete
Concrete C 1074-04 Standard Practice for Estimating Concrete
C 404-03 Standard Specification for Aggregates Strength by the Maturity Method
for Masonry Grout C 1077-02 Standard Practice for Laboratories
C 494/C 494-04 Standard Specification for Chemical Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggre-
Admixtures for Concrete gates for Use in Construction and
C 567-04 Standard Test Method for Determining Criteria for Laboratory Evaluation
Density of Structural Lightweight C 1107-02 Standard Specification for Packaged
Concrete Dry, Hydraulic Cement Grout (Nonshrink)
C 595-03 Standard Specification for Blended C1157-03 Standard Performance Specification for
Hydraulic Cements Hydraulic Cement
C 597-02 Standard Test Method for Pulse Velocity C 1218/ Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble
Through Concrete C 1218M-99 Chloride in Mortar and Concrete
C 618-03 Standard Specification for Coal Fly Ash C 1240-04 Standard Specification for Silica Fume
and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan Used in Cementitious Mixtures
for Use in Concrete C 1315-03 Standard Specification for Liquid
C 684-99 (2003) Standard Test Method for Making, Membrane-Forming Compounds Having
Accelerated Curing, and Testing Special Properties for Curing and Sealing
Concrete Compression Test Specimens Concrete
C 685/C 685M-01 Standard Specification for Concrete C 1602/ Standard Specification for Mixing Water
Made By Volumetric Batching and C 1602M-04 Used in the Production of Hydraulic
Continuous Mixing Cement Concrete
C 803/C 803M-03 Standard Test Method for Penetration D 98-98 Standard Specification for Calcium
Resistance of Hardened Concrete Chloride
D 994-98 (2003) Standard Specification for Preformed
C 805-02 Standard Test Method for Rebound
Expansion Joint Filler for Concrete
Number of Hardened Concrete
(Bituminous Type)
C 845-04 Standard Specification for Expansive
D 1621-04 Standard Test Methods for Compressive
Hydraulic Cement
Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics
C 873-04 Standard Test Method for Compressive
D 1751-99 Standard Specification for Preformed
Strength of Concrete Cylinders Cast in
Expansion Joint Fillers for Concrete
Place in Cylindrical Molds
Paving and Structural Construction
C 878-03 Standard Test Method for Restrained
(Non-extruding and Resilient Bitumi-
Expansion of Shrinkage-Compensating
nous Types)
D 1752-04 Standard Specification for Preformed
C 881/C 881M-02 Standard Specification for Epoxy-Resin- Sponge Rubber and Cork Expansion
Base Bonding Systems for Concrete Joint Fillers for Concrete Paving and
C 900-01 Standard Test Method for Pullout Structural Construction
Strength of Hardened Concrete D 3575-00e1 Standard Test Methods for Flexible
C 928-00 Standard Specification for Packaged, Cellular Materials Made from Olefin
Dry, Rapid Hardening Cementitious Polymers
Materials for Concrete Repairs E 329-03 Standard Specification for Agencies
C 939-02 Standard Test Method for Flow of Grout Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection
for Preplaced-Aggregate Concrete (Flow of Materials Used in Construction
Cone Method) E 1155-96(2001) Standard Test Method for Determining
C 989-04 Standard Specification for Ground Gran- FF Floor Flatness and FL Floor Level-
ulated Blast-Furnace Slag for Use in ness Numbers
Concrete and Mortars Other referenced standardsOther standards
C 1017/ Standard Specification for Chemical referenced in this Specification:
C 1017M-03 Admixtures for Use in Producing ANSI/ AWS D1.4-98 Structural Welding CodeRein-
Flowing Concrete forcing Steel
C 1012-04 Standard Test Method for Length CRD-C 513-74 Specification for Rubber Water-
Change of Hydraulic-Cement Mortars stops
Exposed to a Sulfate Solution CRD-C 572-74 Specification for Polyvinyl chloride
C 1059-99 Standard Specification for Latex Agents Waterstops
for Bonding Fresh to Hardened Concrete 1.3.2 Cited publicationsPublications cited in this Spec-
C 1064/ Standard Test Methods for Temperature ification:
Exhibit 4
ACI 318-05 Building Code Requirements for Struc- Work where the batch represented by test was deposited and
tural Concrete the batch ticket number. Reports of strength tests will
ACI CP1-04 ACI Certification Concrete Field Testing include detailed information of storage and curing of speci-
TechnicianGrade I mens before testing. Final reports will be provided within
ACI CP10-95 ACI Certification Flatwork Technician seven days of test completion.
and Flatwork Finisher
ACI SP-15 Field Reference Manual: Specifications for 1.6Quality assurance
Structural Concrete (ACI 301-05) with 1.6.1 GeneralConcrete materials and operations may be
Selected ACI and ASTM References tested and inspected by the Owner as work progresses.
CRSI MSP-2-01 Manual of Standard Practice, 27th Failure to detect defective work or material will not prevent
Edition, Voluntary Certification rejection if a defect is discovered later nor shall it obligate
Program for Fusion-Bonded Epoxy the Architect/Engineer for final acceptance.
Coating Applicator Plants 1.6.2 Testing agenciesAgencies that test concrete mate-
1.3.3 Field referencesKeep in Contractors field office rials shall meet the requirements of ASTM C 1077. Testing
a copy of the following reference: agencies that test reinforcing steel shall meet the requirements
ACI SP-15 Field Reference Manual: Specifications for of ASTM E 329. Testing agencies shall be accepted by the
Structural Concrete (ACI 301-05) with Architect/Engineer before performing any work. Field tests of
Selected ACI and ASTM References. concrete required in 1.6.3 and 1.6.4 shall be made by an ACI
Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1 certified in accor-
1.4Standards-producing organizations dance with ACI CP1 or equivalent. Equivalent certification
Abbreviations for and complete names and addresses of programs shall include requirements for written and perfor-
organizations issuing documents referred to in this Specifi- mance examinations as stipulated in ACI publication CP1.
cation are listed: 1.6.3 Testing responsibilities of Contractor Submit data on qualifications of proposed testing
American Concrete Institute (ACI) agency for acceptance. Use of testing services will not relieve
P.O. Box 9094 the Contractor of the responsibility to furnish materials and
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9094 construction in compliance with the Contract Documents. Duties and responsibilitiesUnless otherwise
ASTM International specified in the Contract Documents, the Contractor shall
100 Barr Harbor Drive assume the duties and responsibilities given in
West Conshohocken, PA 19428 through Qualify proposed materials and establish
American Welding Society (AWS) mixture proportions.
550 Northwest 42nd Avenue Allow access to the project site or to the
Miami, FL 33126 source of materials and assist Owners testing agency in
obtaining and handling samples at the project site or at the
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) source of materials.
933 N. Plum Grove Road Advise Owners testing agency at least 24 h
Schaumburg, IL 60173 in advance of operations to allow for completion of quality
tests and for assignment of personnel.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [COE(CRD)] Provide and maintain adequate facilities on
Waterways Experiment Station the project site for safe storage and initial curing of concrete
3909 Halls Ferry Road test specimens as required by ASTM C 31/C 31M for the
Vicksburg, MS 39180 sole use of the testing agency. Submit test data and documentation on
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) concrete ingredient materials and mixture proportions.
900 Spring Street Submit quality-control program of the
Silver Spring, MD 20910 concrete supplier and provide copies of test reports
pertaining to the Work.
1.5Submittals When specified or permitted to base concrete
1.5.1 GeneralUnless otherwise specified, submittals acceptance on accelerated strength testing, submit correla-
required in this Specification shall be submitted for review tion data for the standard 28-day compressive strength based
and acceptance. on at least 15 sets of test data in accordance with
1.5.2 Testing agency reportsTesting agencies will with concrete made with the same materials encompassing a
report results of concrete and concrete materials tests and range of at least the required average strength fcr , plus or
inspections performed during the course of the Work to the minus 1000 psi.
Owner, Architect/Engineer, Contractor, and the concrete Tests required of Contractors testing agency
supplier. Strength test reports will include location in the Unless otherwise specified in the Contract Documents, the
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Exhibit 4
Contractor shall provide, at no cost to the Owner, the neces- improper sampling, molding, or testing, discard the
sary testing services given in and specimen and consider the strength of the remaining Qualification of proposed materials and cylinder or cylinders to be the test result. If all speci-
establishment of concrete mixtures. mens in a test show defects, discard the entire test. Other testing services needed or required by When accelerated testing of concrete is specified or
Contractor. permitted as an alternative to standard testing, mold and
1.6.4 Testing responsibilities of Owners testing agency cure two specimens from each composite sample in Unless otherwise specified in the Contract Docu- accordance with ASTM C 684, following the procedure
ments, the Owners testing agency will provide the neces- specified by the Architect/Engineer. Make at least one
sary services given in through accelerated strength test from each composite sample in Representatives of the Owners testing and one standard cured 28-day compressive-
agency will inspect, sample, and test materials and produc- strength test for at least every other accelerated strength
tion of concrete as required by the Architect/Engineer. When test in accordance with ASTM C 31/C 31M. Use these
it appears that material furnished or work performed by the test results to maintain and update the correlation
Contractor fails to conform to Contract Documents, the between accelerated and standard 28-day compressive-
testing agency will immediately report such deficiency to the strength tests.
Architect/Engineer, Contractor, and concrete supplier. Determine slump of each composite sample The testing agency and its representatives are taken in accordance with and whenever consistency of
not authorized to revoke, alter, relax, enlarge, or release any concrete appears to vary, using ASTM C 143/C 143M.
requirement of the Contract Documents, nor to accept or Determine the temperature of each composite
reject any portion of the Work. sample taken in accordance with using ASTM C The testing agency will report test and inspec- 1064/C1064M.
tion results that pertain to the Work to the Architect/Engi- Determine the air content of normalweight
neer, Contractor, and concrete supplier within seven days concrete using ASTM C 231, C 173, or C 138 for each
after tests and inspections are performed. composite sample taken in accordance with or as Testing servicesWhen required by the Owner directed by the Architect/Engineer. Additional tests may be
or the Architect/Engineer, the Owners testing agency will performed as necessary.
perform the following testing services given in When the Contract Documents indicate
through at no cost to the Contractor: concrete will be exposed to deicing salts, air content tests Review and check-test proposed materials will be made on samples from the first three batches in the
for compliance with Contract Documents. placement and until three consecutive batches have air Review and check-test proposed concrete contents within the range specified in, at which time
mixture as required by the Architect/Engineer. every fifth batch will be tested. This test frequency will be Obtain production samples of materials at maintained until a batch is not within the range specified in
plants or stockpiles during the course of the Work and test, at which time testing of each batch will be resumed
for compliance with the Contract Documents. until three consecutive batches have air contents within the Obtain samples in accordance with ASTM C range specified in Additional tests may be performed
172. Select the truckloads or batches of concrete to be tested as necessary for control. These air content tests may be taken
on a random basis, using random numbers selected before on composite samples in or on samples from the
commencement of concrete placement. batch at any time after discharge of 2 ft3 of concrete.
Obtain at least one composite sample for each 100 yd3, or Additional testing servicesWhen required by
fraction thereof, of each concrete mixture placed in any one the Architect/Engineer, the Owners testing agency will
day. When the total quantity of a given concrete mixture is perform the following testing services at no cost to the
less than 50 yd3, the strength tests may be waived by the Contractor:
Architect/Engineer. Inspect the concrete batching, mixing, and delivery Conduct concrete strength tests during operations;
construction in accordance with the following procedures: Inspect forms, foundation preparation, reinforcing
Mold and cure a minimum of three cylinders from each steel, embedded items, reinforcing steel placement, and
sample in accordance with ASTM C 31/C 31M. Record concrete placing, finishing, and curing operations;
any deviations from the ASTM requirements in the test Sample concrete at point of placement and other loca-
report. tions as directed by the Architect/Engineer and perform
Test cylinders in accordance with ASTM C 39/C39M. required tests;
Test one specimen at seven days for information, and Review the manufacturers report for each shipment of
test a minimum of two specimens at 28 days for accep- cement, reinforcing steel, and prestressing tendons, and
tance, unless otherwise specified. The compressive conduct laboratory tests or spot checks of the materials
strength test results for acceptance shall be the average received for compliance with specifications; and
of the compressive strengths from the specimens tested Other testing or inspection services as required by the
at 28 days. If a specimen in a test shows evidence of Architect/Engineer.
Exhibit 4 Other testing services as neededThe Contractor 1.6.7 Acceptance of concrete strength
shall pay for the following testing services performed, when Standard molded and cured strength specimens
necessary, by the Owners testing agency: The strength level of concrete will be considered satisfactory
Additional testing and inspection required because of when: the averages of all sets of three consecutive compres-
changes in materials or mixture proportions requested sive strength test results molded and cured in accordance with
by the Contractor; and the requirements of ASTM C 31/C 31M equal or exceed fc ;
Additional testing of materials or concrete occasioned and no individual strength test result falls below fc by more
by failure to meet specification requirements. than 500 psi when fc is 5000 psi or less, or by more than
1.6.5 Tests on hardened concrete in-place 0.10fc when fc is more than 5000 psi. These criteria also GeneralWhen needed, tests on hardened concrete apply to accelerated strength testing unless another basis for
will be performed by the Owners testing agency. Testing shall acceptance is specified in the Contract Documents.
be at the Contractors expense when this Specification requires Nondestructive testsNondestructive tests shall
such tests to verify the strength of the structure. The Owner will not be used as the sole basis for accepting or rejecting
pay costs if tests are at the Owners request and not required by concrete, but may be used, when permitted, to evaluate
this Specification. concrete where standard molded and cured cylinders have Nondestructive testsUse of the rebound yielded results not meeting the criteria in
hammer in accordance with ASTM C 805, pulse-velocity Core testsStrength level of concrete in the area
method in accordance with ASTM C 597, or other nonde- represented by core tests will be considered adequate when
structive tests may be permitted by the Architect/Engineer the average compressive strength of the cores is equal to at
for evaluating the uniformity and relative concrete strength least 85% of fc , and if no single core is less than 75% of the
in place, or for selecting areas to be cored. specified compressive strength fc . Core tests 1.6.8 Field acceptance of concrete Where required by the Architect/Engineer, Air contentConcrete not within the limits of
obtain cores in accordance with ASTM C 42/C42 M. Wipe air-entrainment indicated in and tested in accordance
cores surface-dry immediately after coring and allow to dry with shall not be used in the Work.
in air for a period not exceeding one hour after drilling. Seal SlumpConcrete not within the slump limits of
cores in plastic bags or nonabsorbent containers until testing. shall not be used in the Work.
End preparation of cores shall be completed within 48 h after TemperatureConcrete not within temperature
drilling. Test cores not earlier than 48 h after drilling or last limits of shall not be used in the Work.
wetting and not later than seven days after the cores were
drilled from the structure. 1.7Acceptance of structure At least three representative cores shall be 1.7.1 GeneralCompleted concrete work shall conform
taken from each area of in-place concrete that is considered to applicable requirements of this Specification and the
potentially deficient. The location of cores shall be deter- Contract Documents.
mined by the Architect/Engineer to impair the strength of the Concrete work that fails to meet one or more
structure as little as possible. If, before testing, cores show requirements of the Contract Documents but subsequently is
evidence of having been damaged subsequent to or during repaired to bring the concrete into compliance will be
removal from the structure, replacement cores shall be taken. accepted. Fill core holes with low-slump concrete or Concrete work that fails to meet one or more
mortar of a strength equal to or greater than the original requirements of the Contract Documents and cannot be
concrete. brought into compliance may be rejected.
1.6.6 Evaluation of concrete strength tests Repair rejected concrete work by removing and Standard molded and cured strength speci- replacing or by reinforcing with additional construction as
mensTest results from standard molded and cured test required by the Architect/Engineer. To bring rejected work
cylinders shall be evaluated separately for each specified into compliance, use repair methods that will maintain spec-
concrete mixture. Evaluation will be valid only if tests have ified strength and meet applicable requirements for function,
been conducted in accordance with procedures specified. For durability, dimensional tolerances, and appearance as deter-
evaluation, each specified mixture shall be represented by at mined by the Architect/Engineer.
least five tests. Submit for acceptance the proposed repair methods, Nondestructive testsTest results will be evalu- materials, and modifications needed to repair the concrete work
ated by the Architect/Engineer and will be valid only if tests to meet the requirements of Contract Documents.
have been conducted using properly calibrated equipment in Contractor shall pay all costs to bring concrete work
accordance with recognized standard procedures and an into compliance with requirements of Project Specification.
acceptable correlation between test results and concrete Concrete members cast in the wrong location
compressive strength has been established and is submitted. may be rejected. Core testsCore test results will be evaluated by 1.7.2 Dimensional tolerances
the Architect/Engineer and will be valid only if tests have Formed surfaces resulting in concrete outlines
been conducted in accordance with specified procedures. smaller than permitted by the tolerances of ACI 117 may be
301-10 ACI 301-A Kansas City ACI STANDARD
Exhibit 4
considered deficient in strength and subject to the provisions deficient and the concrete work will be rejected when it fails
of 1.7.4. to comply with the requirements that control durability of the Formed surfaces resulting in concrete outlines structure, including, but not limited to, the conditions given
larger than permitted by ACI 117 may be rejected. Remove in through
excess materials when required by the Architect/Engineer. Strength failing to comply with 1.6.7. Inaccurately formed concrete surfaces that Materials for concrete not conforming to the
exceed ACI 117 tolerances may be rejected. requirements in,,, and Finished slabs exceeding the tolerances in Concrete not conforming to the air-entrain-
may be corrected provided they are brought into compliance ment requirements in Contract Documents or the air content
with 1.7.3, 1.7.4, and 1.7.5. limits of Table Concrete with tolerances and defects exceeding Curing not in accordance with Contract
the limitations of may be rejected. Documents.
1.7.3 Appearance Inadequate protection of concrete from detri- Concrete not meeting the requirements of 5.3.3 or mental temperature and other detrimental environmental
5.3.4 shall be brought into compliance in accordance with 1.7.1. conditions during early stages of hardening and strength
1.7.4 Strength of structure development. Criteria for determining potential strength defi- Concrete exceeding the maximum allowable
ciencyStrength will be considered deficient and concrete chloride-ion content requirements in Table
work will be rejected when the work fails to comply with Action required when durability is potentially
requirements that control the strength of the structure deficientWhen durability of the structure is considered
including, but not limited to, the conditions given in to be potentially deficient, the actions given in
through through may be required by the Architect/Engi- Concrete strength failing to comply with neer:
requirements of 1.6.7. Obtain and test samples of the ingredient Reinforcing steel size, quantity, grade, posi- materials used in the concrete.
tion, or arrangement at variance with the requirements of Obtain samples of concrete from the struc-
Section 3 or other Contract Documents. ture by coring, sawing, or other acceptable means. Concrete elements that differ from the Laboratory evaluation of concrete and
required dimensions or location. concrete materials to assess the ability of concrete to resist Curing not performed in accordance with weathering action, chemical attack, abrasion, or other deteri-
Contract Documents. oration, and to protect reinforcement and embedments from Inadequate protection of concrete from extreme corrosion.
temperature and other adverse environmental conditions during Repair or replace concrete rejected for dura-
early stages of hardening and strength development. bility deficiency as directed by the Architect/Engineer. Mechanical injury, construction fires, or Document repair work to bring concrete
premature removal of formwork resulting in deficient
work into compliance with Contract Documents and
submit the documentation to the Architect/Engineer for Action required when strength is potentially defi-
cientWhen strength of the structure is considered poten-
tially deficient, the actions given in through
1.8Protection of in-place concrete may be required by the Architect/Engineer: 1.8.1 Loading and support of concreteDo not allow Structural analysis or additional testing, or both. construction loads to exceed the superimposed load that the Core tests. structural member, with necessary supplemental support, is If testing is inconclusive or impractical or if capable of supporting safely and without damage or unac-
structural analysis does not confirm the safety of the struc- ceptable deflections.
ture, load tests may be required and their results evaluated in 1.8.2 Protection from mechanical injuryDuring the
accordance with ACI 318. curing period, protect concrete from damaging mechanical Concrete work rejected by structural analysis disturbances, including load-induced stresses, shock, and
or by results of a load test shall be strengthened with addi- harmful vibration. Protect concrete surfaces from damage by
tional construction when required by the Architect/Engineer, construction traffic, equipment, materials, rain or running
or replaced. water, and other adverse weather conditions. Document all repair work proposed to bring
strength-deficient concrete work into compliance with
Contract Documents, and submit the documentation to the ACCESSORIES
Architect/Engineer for acceptance. 2.1General
1.7.5 Durability 2.1.1 DescriptionThis section covers design, Criteria for determining potential durability construction, and treatment of formwork to confine and
deficiencyDurability of concrete work will be considered shape concrete to the required dimensions.
Exhibit 4
NOTES TO SPECIFIER: ACI 306.1 Standard Specification for Cold Weather
FOREWORD TO CHECKLISTS ACI 308.1 Standard Practice for Curing Concrete
F1. This Foreword is included for explanatory purposes
ACI 311.1R ACI Manual of Concrete InspectionSP-2
only; it does not form a part of Specification ACI 301.
F2. ACI Specification 301 may be referenced by the Spec-
ACI 311.4R Guide for Concrete Inspection
ifier in the Project Specification for any building project,
ACI 311.5R Guide for Plant Inspection and Field Testing
together with supplementary requirements for the specific
of Ready-Mixed Concrete
project. Responsibilities for project participants must be
defined in the Project Specification. The ACI Specification ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural
cannot and does not address responsibilities for any project Concrete (ACI 318-05) and Commentary
participant other than the Contractor. (318R-05)
F3. Checklists do not form a part of ACI Specification ACI 347 Guide to Formwork for Concrete
301. Checklists assist the Specifier in selecting and speci- ACI CP 10 Craftsman Workbook for ACI Certification
fying project requirements in the Project Specification. of Concrete Flat Work Technician/Finisher
F4. Building codes set minimum requirements necessary
ASTM International
to protect the public. ACI Specification 301 may stipulate
requirements more restrictive than the minimum. The Spec- ASTM C 441 Test Method for Effectiveness of Pozzolans
ifier shall make adjustments to the needs of a particular or Ground Blast-Furnace Slag in Preventing
project by reviewing each of the items in the checklists and Excessive Expansion of Concrete Due to
including those the Specifier selects as mandatory require- the Alkali-Silica Reaction
ments in the Project Specification. ASTM D 698 Standard Test Methods for Laboratory
F5. The Mandatory Requirements Checklist indicates Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Stan-
work requirements regarding specific qualities, procedures, dard Effort [12,400 ft-lbf/ft3 (600 kN-m/m3)]
materials, and performance criteria that are not defined in ASTM D 1557 Standard Test Method for Laboratory
ACI Specification 301. Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using
F6. The Optional Requirements Checklist identifies Spec- Modified Effort [56,000 ft-lbf/ft3 (2,700
ifier choices and alternatives. The checklists identify the kN-m/m3)]
Sections, Parts, and Articles of the reference specification
and the action required or available to the Specifier. National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)
F7. Recommended ReferencesDocuments and publica- Quality Control Manual, Section 3Certification of Ready
tions that are referenced in the Checklists of ACI Specification Mixed Concrete Production Facilities
301 are listed. These references provide guidance to the Speci-
fier and are not considered to be part of ACI Specification 301. Portland Cement Association (PCA)
PCA Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 14th Edition
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
ACI 117R Commentary on Standard Specifications for Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI)
Tolerances for Concrete Construction and WRI Manual of Standard Practice
ACI 201.2R Guide to Durable Concrete Guidance for evaluating the degree of rusting on strand is
ACI 207.2R Effect of Restraint, Volume Change, and Rein- given in Evaluation of Degree of Rusting on Prestressed
forcement on Cracking of Mass Concrete Concrete Strand, by A. S. Sason, PCI Journal, V. 37, No. 3,
ACI 211.1 Standard Practice for Selecting Proportions for May-June 1992, pp. 25-30.
Normal, Heavyweight, and Mass Concrete The above publications may be obtained from the
ACI 222R Protection of Metals in Concrete Against following organizations (additional references can be found
Corrosion in Section 1.3 of the Specification):
ACI 223 Standard Practice for the Use of Shrinkage
Compensating Concrete American Concrete Institute (ACI)
ACI 225R Guide to the Selection and Use of Hydraulic P.O. Box 9094
Cements Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9094
ACI 228.1R In-Place Methods to Estimate Concrete
Strength ASTM International
ACI 302.1R Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction 100 Barr Harbor Dr.
ACI 303R Guide to Cast-In-Place Architectural Concrete West Conshohocken, PA 19428
ACI 303.1 Standard Specification for Cast-In-Place National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Architectural Concrete 90 Spring St.
ACI 305R Hot Weather Concreting Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-36 ACI 301-A Kansas City ACI STANDARD
Exhibit 4
Prestressed Concrete Institute Wire Reinforcement Institute, Inc.
209 W. Jackson Blvd Ste. 500 942 Main St., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60606 Hartford, CT 06103

Portland Cement Association

5420 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60076
301-38 ACI 301-A Kansas City ACI STANDARD
Exhibit 4

Section/Part/Article Notes to Architect/Engineer

General requirements,, Specify if other testing arrangements are required, such as Owners testing agency establishing mixture proportions or any testing responsibilities of the Owners testing agency that will be performed by the Contractors
testing agency., If accelerated testing of concrete is specified or permitted as an alternative to standard testing, specify the
procedure from ASTM C 684 that is to be followed. Specify when compressive test specimens are to be tested if
other than seven and 28 days. Specify additional testing services desired for the Work, if applicable. Note that these additional testing services
are to be performed by the Owners testing laboratory; hence, the term will is used in place of shall in
Refer to ACI 311.1R (SP-2), ACI 311.4R, and 311.5R for specific inspection items that may be appropriate.
When it is necessary or desirable to know properties of concrete at the point of placement or at locations other
than the delivery point, specify that concrete is to be sampled at these other locations for testing. See the discussion
under Optional Requirements in Section Specify if nondestructive tests will be permitted to evaluate uniformity or relative in-place strength of concrete.
Refer to ACI 228.1R for guidance on nondestructive test methods. If another basis for acceptance of concrete strength level is required for accelerated strength testing, specify the
basis for acceptance.
Formwork and formwork accessories Review the list of submittal items and specify in Contract Documents the items that need not be submitted. Review the list of submittal items and specify in Contract Documents the items to be submitted. Specify other materials for form faces in contact with concrete. Indicate where walls require form ties with a positive water-barrier. Specify if calculations and drawings for formwork must be sealed by a licensed Engineer. Specify if earth cuts will be permitted or required. Specify more or less stringent limitations on deflection of facing materials when needed. Refer to ACI 347 for
further guidance. Specify or allow alternative locations for formed construction joints when necessary to facilitate formwork
removal or accelerate construction, provided that the alternative joint locations do not adversely affect the strength
of the structure. Specify keyway depths other than 1-1/2 in. when required. Specify if chamfer strips are not required on exterior corners of permanently exposed surfaces. Specify if bevels
are required on re-entrant corners of concrete or on edges of formed concrete joints. Specify tolerance limits required to be different than those of ACI 117. Specify when a more or less restrictive
tolerance for abrupt offset is required. Refer to ACI 347 and the Commentary to ACI 117 for further guidance. Specify the minimum compressive strength for removal of forms supporting the weight of concrete if different
than fc . Specify if nonload-carrying form-facing material is not permitted to be removed at an earlier age than the
load-carrying portion of the formwork. Specify if the alternative methods for evaluating concrete strength for formwork removal are permitted.
Reinforcement and reinforcement supports
3.1.1 Specify if the submittals listed in through are not required to be submitted. Otherwise, they will be
required to be submitted. For headed bars, specify type of steel for reinforcing bars:
Low-alloy steel (ASTM A 706/A 706M);
Carbon steel (ASTM A 615/A 615M). For carbon steel (ASTM A 615/A 615M) also specify grade; and
Rail steel or axle steel deformed bars (ASTM A 996/A 996M). Specify if coated reinforcing bars are required and, if so, whether the coating is to be zinc or epoxy. For zinc-coated reinforcing bars conforming to ASTM A 767/A 767M, specify the class of coating, whether galvanizing
is to be performed before or after fabrication, and indicate which bars require special finished bend diameters (usually
smaller sizes used for stirrup and ties).
Avoid mixing galvanized and nongalvanized reinforcing steel or other embedded steel that could result in galvanic cells. Specify the ASTM specification to which epoxy-coated reinforcing bars are to conform. Specify which of the three combinations will apply. Specify plain or deformed wire and, if required, epoxy-coated wire.
Exhibit 4

NOTE: The items listed will be submitted by the Contractor and reviewed by the Architect/Engineer.
Notify the Contractor of acceptance or rejection after review of submittals. All submittals and responses should be retained in files for
future reference during the Work. Some submittal requirements shown will apply only when optional requirements are selected and written
into the Project Specifications. Once optional requirements have been selected, review the Section/Part/Article indicated for the submittal
item to see if it applies.
Section/Part/Article Submittal items and notes to Architect/Engineer
General requirements Proposed testing agency. Test data and documentation on materials and concrete mixtures. Quality-control program of the concrete supplier. Request to use accelerated testing and correlation data. Test and inspection results. Proposed repair methods, materials, and modifications to the Work. Description of repair work performed to bring strength-deficient concrete into compliance with the Contract
Documents. Description of repair performed to bring potentially nondurable concrete into compliance with the Contract
Formwork and formwork accessories Data on formwork facing materials if different from that specified in Data on proposed departure from location or detail of construction and contraction joints shown on the project
drawings. Correlation data for alternative methods of determining strength of concrete for formwork removal. Refer to ACI
228.1R for recommendations on developing suitable correlation data. Detailed plan for formwork removal at a lower compressive strength than specified. Plan and procedures for installation and removal of reshoring and backshoring. See ACI 347 for guidance on items
to consider. Data on formwork release agent or formwork liners. Shop drawings for formwork. Calculations for formwork, reshoring, and backshoring. Data and samples of form ties. Data and samples of expansion joint materials. Data and samples of waterstops. Request to use earth cuts as form surfaces. Alternative location and details of construction joints. Alternative locations and details for formed construction and contraction joints. Detailed plan for formwork removal at a lower compressive strength than fc . Data correlating alternative concrete strength-measuring methods for formwork removal.
Refer to ACI 228.1R for recommendations on developing suitable correlation data.
Reinforcement and reinforcement supports Certified test reports on materials. Placing drawings showing fabrication dimensions and locations for placement of reinforcement and supports. List of splices and request to use splices not shown on the project drawings. Request to use mechanical splices not shown on the project drawings. Request for placement of column dowels without the use of templates. Request and procedure to field bend or straighten partially embedded reinforcement. Copy CRSI Plant Certification. Description of reinforcement weld locations, weld procedures, and welder qualifications. Proposed supports for coated reinforcement and materials for fastening coated reinforcement not covered in, When the Contractor finds it necessary to move reinforcement beyond the specified placing tolerances to avoid
interference with other reinforcement, conduits, or embedded items, review a submittal showing the resulting
arrangement of reinforcement.
Exhibit 5
ACI 301-A Meeting Kansas City

ACI 301 Suggested sections for review by Colin Lobo


See definitions for:

High early strength concrete
Lightweight concrete see structural light weight concrete too
Mass concrete should min dimension be stated?
Permitted and required

General should all references to contract documents include a note to the A/E to
specify something? How are these sections useful when 301 is invoked by general
reference? is this the contractors responsibility? is this the contractors responsibility? what is an appropriate quality control program? is this the contractors responsibility? should this be by the Owner? and subsections change will to shall? delete using random numbers review testing frequency relative to 318 and
C 94. requirement for 3 cylinders with 7-d for info. Review C 684 might be
withdrawn by ASTM. Consider cylinder size. consider measuring density for each sample. review frequency of air tests. defer core conditioning to C 42
1.6.8 allow for retest. - ??