Codes and standards are developed for use by design professionals; however, the use of codes and standards significantly impacts Owners and Contractors. The ACI 562 code was motivated by the poor performance of repaired concrete structures, specifically premature failure of repairs and limited durability of repaired structures. Development of the code was intended to benefit owners and contractors by improving performance and perceptions regarding repairs to existing structures.
The ACI 562 code was first published in 2013, with subsequent versions published in 2016, and 2019. The ACI 562 code is complemented by the joint ACI/ICRI Guide to the Repair Code, which provides examples describing use of ACI 562 on typical projects. To date, the code has been adopted by reference into the existing building code in several states and is an ANSI Standard. The presentation will describe development of both the ACI 562 code and the ACI/ICRI Guide with a focus on how use of the code benefits owners and contractors involved in concrete repair projects.
- Explain the objective of the concrete repair code, which is to produce a document that provides a uniform set of requirements that is flexible and addresses the overall repair issues.
- Describe the durability design requirements that should address project specific conditions to ensure durability consistent with owner requirements.
- Describe how to the owner and design professional can establish an expected design service life for a repair program.
- Describe the influence of the contractor on the service life of the repaired structure.
- Learn why the IEBC and code officials/states/jurisdictions should adopt the repair code.