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ACI COMMITTEE 336

FOOTING, MATS AND DRILLED PIERS

Convention:
Location:
Date of Meeting:
Time of Meeting:

Fall 2012
Toronto, ON, CAN
Sunday, 21 October 2012
1:00 5:00 p.m.

Participants:

Committee members present:


Voting:
Bill Brant
Rudy Frizzi
Sam Harsh

Bernie Hertlein
Ed Ulrich

Associate:

Visitors present:
JoAnn Browning (TAC)
Jon Collinares
Regrets received from:
Billy Oliver

Khaled Nahlawi (TAC)

Adam Ramme

Meeting called to order at 1:20 p.m.


1. Introductions
1.1. Guests are requested to sign in.
1.2. Members and guests introduced themselves.
2. Administrative Items
2.1. Additions or changes to agenda? None noted.
2.2. Meeting will adjourn at or before 5:00 p.m.
3. Approval of Minutes
3.1. Spring 2012, Dallas, TX
3.1.1. Quorum not present, so approval of minutes will be deferred.
4. Membership Roster Update
4.1. Current roster 17 voting members (40% = 7, 50% = 9), 15
consulting/associate/subcommittee
4.2. Changes to membership
4.2.1. Luke Schuler change to voting member in progress
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4.2.2. Jonny Kwok is believed to be working on a project in China. We need to confirm


whether his contact information on the ACI website is correct.
4.2.3. Member requested changes? None noted.
5. Status of Current Documents
5.1. 336.1R Specification for Drilled Piers
5.1.1. Subcommittee members (A. Ramme, B. Oliver, L. Schuler) to prepare draft for
initial ballot. No progress report, as none of the subcommittee members were
present.
5.2. 336.2R Suggested Analysis and Design Procedures for Combined Footings and Mats
5.2.1. Outline balloted and approved, chapters 1 & 3 balloted and received comments
5.2.2. Chapters 7 and 8 posted for review; working session under item 8 to collect
comments prior to upcoming ballot
5.3. 336.3R Design and Construction of Drilled Piers
5.3.1. Submitted to TAC 10 April 2012; attended TAC Summer meeting in Oregon
5.3.2. Received 129 TAC comments; 33-Primary, 10-General, 2-Secondary, and 84Editorial
5.3.3. Working session under item 8 to review and develop responses was not held due
to the light attendance at the meeting.
5.4. 336.4R Alternative Method for the Analysis and Design of Footings using Load and
Resistance Factors
5.4.1. Maintain on hold until completion of 336.2R.
6. TAC Updates
8.5.5 Committee 336 Proposed Revisions to: Report on Design and Construction of Drilled Piers (ACI
336.3R93) (Reapproved 2006)
Reference: Headquarters email dated June 8, 2012.
Review Group: Janowiak (Chief); MacDonald, Sprinkel (Primary Reviewers)
Reviewers: Gonzalez, Sivey, Tawfig, Weaver
TAC Contact: Browning
ACI Committee 336 submitted the proposed revised report for TAC approval and further processing.
Review Chief Janowiak was asked to state the review groups recommendations for TAC action.
ACTIONS: a. TAC approved the proposed revised report subject to satisfactory response to TAC
Comments.
b. TAC approved including the full report in the MCP.
c. TAC approved retaining the existing report in the MCP until the revised report is published.
d. TAC approved keeping the existing report active until the revised report is published.
e. TAC did not approve adding the certification statement to the report.
f. TAC approved waiving the review group compliance check of the responses to TAC comments.

7. Review of Action Item list


7.1. No updates.
8. Working Sessions
336.2R
8.1. Subcommittee progress report (Bill Brant): See working session notes below.
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8.2. Subcommittee progress report (Rudy Frizzi): No updates at this time.


8.3. Working session
8.3.1. The consensus of the committee at the last meeting (Dallas) was that we wanted
to expand the scope of the 366.2R document to include simple footing. The name
of the document could be changed to Footings and Mats instead of Combined
Footings and Mats. JoAnn Browning will confirm whether TAC has any issue
with this revision of scope.
8.3.2. ACI336.2R will be written to 2 audiences: The Geotechnical Engineer (GE) who
is defining the soils properties used by both the GE and the Structural Engineer
(SE).
8.3.3. The document needs to consider the iterative process between the SE and the GE.
The document needs to help both the SE and GE complete their work. No flow
chart is possible, instead use a framework for the thought process and interaction.
Starting point is sometimes a system of discreet individual of footings side by
side. The document needs to consider more than teamwork, it needs to consider
mutual understanding and respect.
8.3.4. David Hartman prepared a draft outline for Chapter 5. This document will be
forwarded to Ed Ulrich for his use.
8.3.5. Ed will generate a draft of Chapter 5 and send to the committee for review
sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
8.3.6. Chapter 9 Mats on deep foundations Rudy will update the current draft version
by the next ACI 336 meeting.
8.3.7. Chapter 10 Construction Sam Harsh agreed to generate a draft for this chapter
336.3R
8.4. Review chairs proposed responses
8.5. Develop responses to remaining comments
9. Open Discussion of Current Issues in Construction (Footings, Mats, or Drilled Piers)

10. Adjourn
Motion: Adjourn, B. Hertlein; Second: R. Frizzi; Vote: unanimously approved.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:18 p.m.

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