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
Russia - SNIP
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.