This reference is divided into three sections:
- Details and Detailing of Concrete Reinforcement (ACI 315-99) -- Section 1 defines responsibilities for architects, engineers, and detailers and establishes standards of practice for both structural and placing drawings.
- Manual of Engineering and Placing Drawings for Reinforced Concrete Structures (ACI 315R-04) -- Section 2 illustrates methods for presenting necessary design information through 50 oversized, fold-out drawings of highway and non-highway structures. Structural drawings conform to Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-02/318R-02) and all drawings were prepared with the assistance of the Federal Highway Administration, California Department of Transportation, and Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute.
- Supporting Reference Data -- Supporting reference data in Section 3 includes specific chapters on reinforcing bars, wires, bar supports, spirals, mathematical formulas and tables, and common symbols and abbreviations.