A code is a set of technical specifications intended to control the design and construction.
Concrete: Design codes and Hand books
A code is a set of technical specifications intended to control the design and construction. The code can be legally adopted to see that sound structure are designed and constructed code specifies acceptable methods of design and construction to produce safe and sound structures.
National building code have been formulated in different countries to lay down guidelines for the design and construction of structures. International building code has been published by international code council located in USA. National building code (NBC 2005) published in India describes the specification and design procedure for buildings.
For designing reinforced concrete following codes of different countries are available
India IS456 2000 Plain and reinforced concrete code practice.
USA - ACI 318-2011 Building code requirements for Structural concrete (American concrete institute)
UK - BS8110 part1 structural use of concrete code of practice for design and construction. (British standard Institute)
Europe EN 1992(Euro code 2) - Design of concrete structures
Canada CAN/CSA A23.3-04 - Design of concrete structures (Reaffirmed in 2010),
Australia As 3600 -2001 concrete structures.
Germany Din 1045 Design of concrete structures
China - GB 50010 -2002 code for design of concrete structures to help the designers, each country has produced handbook. In India following hand books called special publication are available.
SP 16-1980- Design Aid for Reforced concrete to IS456-1978
SP 23-1982- Hand book on concrete mixes
Sp 24 -1983 Explanatary hand book on IS456 1978
SP 34-1987 - Hand book on concrete reinforcement and detailing.