# Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Joint Design per ACI 318-19

ideCAD automatically designs reinforced concrete beam-column joints in accordance with

**ACI 318-19.**

**Notation**

**h**** =** overall thickness, height, or depth of the member.

The joint design should consider the shear resulting from moment created by gravity load, wind, earthquake, or other lateral forces at beam-column joints.

According to **ACI 15.2.6,** if a column extension provides continuity through a beam-column joint in the direction of joint shear, it considered shall satisfy the following two conditions:

The column extends above the joint at least one column depth,

, measured in the direction of joint shear considered.**h**Longitudinal and transverse reinforcement from the column below the joint is continued through the extension.

According to **ACI 15.2.7, **if a beam extension provides continuity through a beam-column joint in the direction of joint shear, it considered shall satisfy the following two conditions:

The beam extends at least one beam depth h beyond the joint face.

Longitudinal and transverse reinforcement from the beam on the opposite side of the joint is continued through the extension.

According to **ACI 15.2.8,** for a beam-column joint to be considered confined for the direction of joint shear, two transverse beams should be satisfied the following three conditions:

The width of each transverse beam is at least three-quarters of the width of the column face into which the beam frames

Transverse beams extend at least one beam depth

beyond the joint faces**h**Transverse beams contain at least two continuous top and bottom bars satisfying

**ACI 9.6.1.2**and No. 3 or larger stirrups satisfying**ACI 9.6.3.4****9.7.6.2.2**.

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