• The Portland Cement Association's (PCA) National Standards Development Committee has approved the first PCA standard utilizing the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited voluntary consensus process.

    The new standard, Prescriptive Method for Design and Construction of Residential Concrete Walls, PCA 100-07, facilitates using cast-in-place concrete wall systems built with either removable or stay-in-place forms, such as insulating concrete forms (ICFs). It applies to the construction of detached one- and two-family dwellings.

    PCA 100-07 provides a simplified approach for the design and construction of cast-in-place concrete foundations and above-grade exterior walls. It is based on the requirements of ASCE 7-05, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures; ACI 318-05, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete; and test results.

  • PCA anticipates referencing the standard in the 2009 edition of the “International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings,” and it will be available from PCA by the end of the year. For more information, visit www.cement.org.
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