ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
Hilti, Inc. Complies with New ICC-ES AC308 Option for Reinforcing Bar Evaluation

Hilti, Inc. Complies with New ICC-ES AC308 Option for Reinforcing Bar Evaluation
Meeting the requirements for this option makes Hilti the first manufacturer able to provide engineers and installers solutions for post-installed rebar applications using development length provisions of ACI 318

 ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has revised two Hilti, Inc. evaluation reports (ESR-2322 and ESR-3187) to the new  option of AC308: Acceptance Criteria for Post-installed Adhesive Anchors in Concrete Elements Table 3.8, which evaluates post-installed reinforcing bars for design equivalency to cast-in-place bars.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our report holders evaluations to the most current requirements, allowing them to provide industry-leading reports to Code Officials and other construction industry professionals,” said ICC-ES President, Shahin Moinian. “Our highly trained team of engineers has the technical knowledge and experience to fully understand and apply code requirements when evaluating products.”

The Hilti HIT-RE 500-SD and HIT-HY 200 Adhesive Anchoring Systems and Post-Installed Reinforcing Bar Systems are used to resist static, wind, and seismic tension and shear loads in cracked and uncracked normal-weight concrete. Both products have been evaluated to AC308 for both development length and anchorage design with post-installed reinforcing bars. The evaluation includes 2014 and 2010 Florida Building Code supplements.

“Through the support of ICC-ES staff and the updated AC308, Hilti is the first manufacturer to be able to provide guidance and solutions for post-installed rebar applications to engineers and installers,” said Roberto Piccinin, Hilti Project Manager of Codes and Approval.

About ICC-ES 
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. Reports from both listing programs are now accepted in Canada. The ICC-ES  Environmental Programs issue VAR environmental reports that verify a product meets specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES environmental criteria. The Environmental Programs offer Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and validation/verification of EPDs to meet global market demand for science-based, transparent, quality-assured information about a product’s environmental performance. ICC-ES is a member of the ICC Family of Companies. For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.