This tenth edition of the classic PCA publication has been updated to
reflect code changes introduced in the latest version of Building Code
Requirements for Structural Concrete, ACI 318-08, and Commentary, ACI
318R-08. All design examples in this text have been revised to reflect the
new notation and terminology, load and strength reduction factors, and the
unified design provisions for reinforced and prestressed concrete members under
flexure and axial load. An alternative torsion design method is summarized and
its application illustrated through an example. Enhanced provisions for the
design of anchors are described, and their application is illustrated through
Each chapter of the manual starts with a description of latest code changes.
Emphasis is placed on “how-to-use” the code. Numerous design examples illustrate
application of the code provisions.
The primary purpose for the PCA Notes is to assist the engineer and
architect in the proper application of the ACI 318-08 design standard. This
document is also a valuable aid for educators, undergraduate and graduate
students, contractors, materials and product manufacturers, building code
authorities, and inspectors.