Document Development Guidance

Document Development Guidance

The ACI Technical Committee Manual (TCM) (PDF and ePub) is prepared by the Technical Activities Committee (TAC) to guide the operation of ACI technical committees and the development of committee documents. Refer to the TCM for details on document submission.


    July 19, 2019 - for review at 2019 Fall Convention

    January 6, 2020 - for review at 2020 Spring Convention



There are several stages to document development. Links for tools such as checklists and templates are located below each step in which they are applicable.

1. Request TAC Permission For New Documents
Document Development Request

2.Plan for Document Revision
Document Revision Plan (recommended but not mandatory)

3. Planning/writing
Guide and report template
Design standard template
Construction standard template
Guide for writing a TechNote
Metrication Guide

Balloting Tools
Document Ballot Form
Document Ballot: Chair Resolution Form
How to Initiate a Ballot
Balloting Examples

4. Submit to TAC
Document Submittal Checklist

5. TAC review
Review Comments Classification

6. Respond to TAC comments
Responding to TAC Comments Checklist

7. Standardization (if design standard or construction standard)
Responding to Public Discussion Checklist

8. Publication

Send document, balloting, and summary of revisions to