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American Concrete Institute Issues New Repair Code

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released “ACI CODE-562-21 Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures — Code and Commentary” in print and digital formats.

According to ACI, the code was developed to provide design professionals with a code for the assessment of damage and deterioration to concrete structures, as well as the design of appropriate repair and rehabilitation strategies.

ACI CODE-562-21 was written specifically to be integrated into building codes as a mechanism for building officials to have increased confidence that repairs are performed in a manner that provides an acceptable level of protection for the public. Previous versions of ACI CODE-562 have already been adopted by North Carolina, Hawaii, Ohio, and Florida.

“This fourth edition of ACI CODE-562 now provides users with clearer direction when approaching a repair project using the document in conjunction with the IEBC or as a stand-alone code,” said Michael L. Tholen, managing director of engineering and professional development at ACI.

“ACI CODE-562-21 provides all parties involved in a concrete repair project with a common and clearly defined set of requirements upon which to base its assessment, repair, and rehabilitation,” Tholen added.

ACI CODE-562 is immediately available to subscribers of both the online ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices and the ACI Concrete Repair Subscription, or it can be purchased individually in print or digital formats.

To learn more about ACI CODE-562-21, visit

For more information, contact: ACI, (248) 848-3800,