To assist engineers, architects, contractors and others to gain a better understanding of code requirements, Portland Cement Association has combined "PCA Notes on ACI 318-05 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete with Design Applications" and the "ACI 318-05 Building Code" on one searchable CD.

"ACI 318-05 and PCA Notes on CD" electronically links explanations from notes to the corresponding code sections to help designers apply the provisions. Users can use Adobe Acrobat to search, find and print the information they need.

The disc's discussions on codes applicable to strut-and-tie models, alternative provisions for reinforced and pre-stressed concrete flexural and compression members, alternative load and strength-reduction factors, and anchorage to concrete begin with what code changes have taken place, followed by numerical examples that allow design professionals to better understand and apply the code provisions.