The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of five new publications to educate and inform industry professionals on the newest concrete-related information and technology.

121R-08: Guide for Concrete Construction Quality Systems in Conformance with ISO 9001
—This manual was developed to provide ISO 9001:2000-based quality management system requirements and guidance to the concrete construction industry. Discussion is offered for each clause of the ISO 9001:2000, providing advice and construction-specific information that can be used as a reference either to produce a new quality management system compliant with ISO 9001:2000 or to upgrade an ISO 9001:1994 or other quality management system to meet the ISO 9001:2000 requirements.

201.1R-08: Guide for Conducting a Visual Inspection of Concrete in Service—This guide provides terminology to perform and report on the visual condition of concrete in service. It includes a checklist of the many details that may be considered in making a report and descriptions for various conditions associated with the durability of concrete.

440.2R-08: Guide for the Design and Construction of Externally Bonded FRP Systems for Strengthening Concrete Structures
—This document offers general information on the history and use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthening systems; a description of the unique material properties of FRP; and committee recommendations on the engineering, construction, and inspection of FRP systems used to strengthen concrete structures. The proposed guidelines are based on the knowledge gained from experimental research, analytical work, and field applications of FRP systems used to strengthen concrete structures.

440.5-08: Specification for Construction with Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcing Bars
—This reference specification covers construction using fiber-reinforced polymer reinforcing bars that the architect/engineer can make applicable to any construction project by citing it in the project specifications. This publication is also available in a PDF metric version (order code 440.5M-08).

440.6-08: Specification for Carbon and Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Bar Materials for Concrete Reinforcement—This material specification covers provisions governing testing, evaluation, and acceptance of carbon and glass fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars used as reinforcement for concrete. This publication is also available in a PDF metric version (order code 440.6M-08).

All of the above publications are available in PDF format. Publications can be ordered by calling 248-848-3800 or online at