Code Requirements for Residential Concrete and Commentary
An ACI Standard
Reported by ACI Committee 332
Morris “Skip” Huffman Chair Brent D. Anderson Robert B. Anderson William L. Arent Joseph S. Balik Robert T. Bartley Claude J. Bergeron Glen E. Bollin Kenneth B. Bondy Thomas L. Carter Michael W. Cook Jerry D. Coombs Barry A. Descheneaux Nader R. Elhajj Robert L. Henry BarryHerbert Scott R. Humphreys James R. Baty, II Secretary Said Iravani Raj K. Jalla Kirby Justesen Tarek S. Khan Richard Kinchen Joseph Knarich Lionel A. Lemay Warren E. McPherson, Jr. T. George Muste Royce J. Rhoads James Rogers J. Edward Sauter Robert E. Sculthorpe Michael H. Weber Kevin D. Wolf Carla V. Yland
The code portion of this document covers the design and construction of cast-in-placeconcrete one- and two-family dwellings and multiple singlefamily dwellings (townhouses), and their accessory structures. Among the subjects covered are the design and construction requirements for plain and reinforced concrete footings, foundation walls, and slabs-onground, and requirements for concrete, reinforcement, forms, and other related materials. The quality and testing of materials used inthis document are covered by reference to the appropriate ASTM standards. The code is written in a format that allows adoption by reference in a general building code without change to its language. Background details or suggestions for carrying out the requirements or intent of the code portion are not included. The commentary is provided for this purpose. The commentary discusses some of theconsiderations of the committee in developing the code portion with emphasis given to the explanation of provisions that may be unfamiliar to code users or where significant departure exists from other concrete codes. Commentary provisions begin with an “R,” such as “R1.1.1,” and are shown in italics. References to relevant resource documents are cited for the user who desires to study individualissues in greater detail. Keywords: admixtures; aggregates; air entrainment; anchorage (structural); backfill; building codes; calcium chloride; cements; cold weather construction; compressive strength; concrete; concrete construction; concrete slabs; construction joints; contraction joints; cover; curing; fiber reinforcement; flexural strength; floors; footings; formwork (construction);foundations; foundation walls; hot weather construction; inspection; loads (forces); materials; mixing; mixture proportioning; placing; plain concrete; reinforced concrete; reinforcing steels; residential; serviceability; slab-on-ground; specifications; strength; structural analysis; structural concrete; structural design; sulfates exposure; walls; water; welded wire reinforcement. 332-1
CONTENTS Chapter1—General, p. 332-2 1.1—Scope 1.2—Alternative systems 1.3—Footings and foundation walls 1.4—Drawings and specifications 1.5—Inspection Chapter 2—Notation and definitions, p. 332-3 2.1—Notation 2.2—Definitions Chapter 3—Materials, p. 332-5 3.1—Concrete 3.2—Reinforcement 3.3—Formwork Chapter 4—Concrete requirements, p. 332-5 4.1—General requirements 4.2—Concrete properties 4.3—Concrete cover4.4—Calcium chloride
ACI 332-08 supersedes 332-04, became effective May 19, 2008, and was published June 2008. Copyright © 2008, American Concrete Institute. All rights reserved including rights of reproduction and use in any form or by any 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 visualreproduction or for use in any knowledge or retrieval system or device, unless permission in writing is obtained from the copyright proprietors.
Chapter 5—Concrete production and placement, p. 332-7 5.1—Concrete 5.2—Placement 5.3—Form removal 5.4—Cold weather 5.5—Hot weather Chapter 6—Footings, p. 332-8 6.1—General 6.2—Design 6.3—Construction Chapter 7—Foundation walls, p....