The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has completed a comprehensive technical publication titled, Design and Detailing of Low-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings. Along with the release of the publication, CRSI has also developed a webinar series and a university capstone course utilizing the book’s content.

The publication provides step-by-step design procedures and design aids that make designing and detailing reinforced concrete members simpler and faster. The requirements of the 2014 edition of Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-14) are presented in a straightforward manner with emphasis placed on the proper application of the provisions in everyday practice. Although the primary focus is on low-rise buildings, much of the content can be used in the design of buildings of any size. The publication is available for purchase from the CRSI webstore as a printed softcover book or a downloadable PDF.

The webinar series, expounding on the book’s content, consists of six webinars covering all aspects of the publication. Webinars can be viewed during the selected live broadcast dates, or as on-demand videos. Specifically for university educators, the capstone course was developed as an all-encompassing 16-week program. Students will acquire an understanding of the different design phases that occur when working in an engineering office: schematic, design development, construction documents, and construction administration. Classroom resources include a course outline, presentations, quizzes with answer keys, and reference publications/documents.

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