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AWWA COMMENT PERIOD ON AWWA D115, Tendon-Prestressed Concrete Water Tanks

AWWA COMMENT PERIOD ON AWWA D115, Tendon-Prestressed Concrete Water Tanks
June 12, 2024

AWWA solicits public comments on all proposed new AWWA Standards, and on all proposed revisions, reaffirmations, or withdrawals of existing AWWA Standards. The referenced standards project is being considered for approval and the publication of this notice begins the 45-day public comment period for AWWA and ANSI. An electronic public review copy of the proposed standard can be obtained for review during the comment period by emailing ETS Support (ETSsupport@awwa.org). Comments must be submitted in writing to the AWWA contact listed below no later than the last day of the comment period specified herein. Such comments shall be specific to the section(s) of the standard under review and include sufficient detail, so as to enable the reader to understand the commenter's position, concerns and suggested alternative language, if appropriate.

AWWA Comment Period closes on July 29, 2024.

Send comments to:
Frank Kurtz, FKurtz@awwa.org
303.347.6221 phone

The review copy will be edited for publication and may also be revised as appropriate based on any comments received during the public comment period. Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.

Final publication of the standard may take several months. When it is available, a notice will be published in the official notice section of Journal - American Water Works Association. The standard becomes an effective AWWA standard on the first day of the month following such publication in Journal - American Water Works Association.

SCOPE
This standard describes current and recommended practice for the design, construction, and field observations of concrete tanks using internal tendons for prestressing. This standard applies to containment structures for use with potable water, raw water, or wastewater.

MAJOR REVISIONS
Major changes made to the standard in this revision include the following:

1. The PCI Design Handbook (PCI MNL-120) has been added as a viable reference for design where it does not conflict with ACI 350 and this standard (Sec. 3.2).
2. For floor design, criteria for subgrade compaction have been updated (Sec. 3.6.4).
3. For earthquake design considerations, criteria for vertical forces at the wall bases have been modified (Sec. 4.4.6).
4. Qualifications for supervisors and field installers of prestressing tendons have been updated (Sec. 5.2.4.2).
5. ACI 308.1 has been added as a reference for concrete curing (Sec. 5.2.5.3).
6. Field preparation criteria for foundation construction have been added (Sec. 5.2.8).
7. Observation and inspection criteria have been moved from the appendix to Section 7 of the standard and expanded.
8. A section on safety with reference to OSHA requirements has been added (Sec. 7.7).

 

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