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September 03, 2014

PCA Releases Free Editions of Two Must-Have Concrete Publications

SKOKIE, Illinois – Two must-have publications on reinforced concrete design are now available free-of-charge on the Portland Cement Association (PCA) website.

Both publications, Simplified Design of Concrete Buildings and Notes on ACI Building Codes, were revised and updated according to ACI 318-11 codes. They present time-saving analysis, design, “how to” methods for construction of reinforced concrete buildings and more.

The fourth editions of Simplified Design of Concrete Buildings and Notes on ACI Building Codes include updated equations, design aids, graphs, and code requirements.

The 900-page Notes on ACI Building Codes provides educators, contractors, materials and product manufacturers, building code authorities, inspectors and others involved in the design, construction and regulation of concrete structures with an invaluable aid. By incorporating discussions of the history and philosophy of concrete design, the manual strives to inform the reader of both the ‘letter of the law’ and also the ‘spirit’ behind the code provisions.

Both publications may be found in free .pdf versions at  


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Based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Skokie, Illinois, the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at

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