Three professors from the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at UTSA have been appointed to the ACI 318 Building Code committee and subcommittees. The ACI 318 Building Code establishes requirements and design of reinforced concrete buildings in the United States, and is also adopted by many other countries.
Dean JoAnn Browning was appointed as a member of the 318 Building Code Committee and Chair of the 318-C subcommittee for Safety, Serviceability, and Analysis. Professor Wassim Ghannoum was appointed as a member of the 318 Building Code Committee, subcommittee 318-A on General, Concrete, and Construction provisions, and subcommittee 318-B on Anchorage and Reinforcement. Professor Adolfo Matamoros was appointed as a member of subcommittee 318-H on Seismic Provisions.
The 318 Building Code committee and subcommittees will update design provisions for reinforced concrete buildings culminating with the publication of new ACI 318 Building Code in 2015.