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Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification

Author/EditorDay, Ken W. Aldred, James & Hudson, Barr (Author)
Aldred, James (AECOM, Sydney, Australia) (Author)
Hudson, Barry (Practising Engineer, Belg (Author)
ISBN: 9780415504997
Pub Date11/11/2013
BindingHardback
Pages350
Edition4th New ed
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
This new edition provides comprehensive, readily understandable assistance to concrete producers in the design and control of their product. It shows how to apply the principles with or without elaborate systems and achieve competitive mix designs and close quality control without either excessive expenditure or extensive theoretical study.
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The nature of concrete is rapidly changing, and with it, there are rising concerns. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition of Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification addresses current industry practices that provide inadequate durability and fail to eliminate problems with underperforming new concrete and defective testing.

Many specifications now require additional criteria in an attempt to improve durability or other properties. This book discusses the trend towards adding performance requirements to existing prescriptive specifications. It also explores the matter of prescription versus performance specification and especially the specification of non-strength-related performance such as durability.

What's new in the Fourth Edition:

Examines water-to-cement ratio as a declining criterion of quality and durability

Discusses the diminishing availability of suitable natural sands and growing industry concerns regarding the environmental impact of their use

Considers advances in concrete admixtures and their ever-increasing use

Advocates reliability of testing as a vital feature of the shift from prescriptive to performance specifications

Addresses cement replacement materials as they relate to greenhouse gas and sustainability

Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification explores producing, designing, controlling, or specifying concrete, and addresses issues related with sustainability and the impact of new concrete materials such as ready mixed geopolymers, magnesium oxide, and calcium carbonate. The text is an ideal resource for concrete technologists, producers and specifiers, and contractors on large projects

The nature of concrete is rapidly changing, and with it, there are rising concerns. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition of Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification addresses current industry practices that provide inadequate durability and fail to eliminate problems with underperforming new concrete and defective testing.

Many specifications now require additional criteria in an attempt to improve durability or other properties. This book discusses the trend towards adding performance requirements to existing prescriptive specifications. It also explores the matter of prescription versus performance specification and especially the specification of non-strength-related performance such as durability.

What's new in the Fourth Edition:

Examines water-to-cement ratio as a declining criterion of quality and durability

Discusses the diminishing availability of suitable natural sands and growing industry concerns regarding the environmental impact of their use

Considers advances in concrete admixtures and their ever-increasing use

Advocates reliability of testing as a vital feature of the shift from prescriptive to performance specifications

Addresses cement replacement materials as they relate to greenhouse gas and sustainability

Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification explores producing, designing, controlling, or specifying concrete, and addresses issues related with sustainability and the impact of new concrete materials such as ready mixed geopolymers, magnesium oxide, and calcium carbonate. The text is an ideal resource for concrete technologists, producers and specifiers, and contractors on large projects

Ken W. Day has, in his long career, held positions as a university lecturer and a structural designer, and in production, R&D, and management in the precast and ready mixed concrete industries. He ran his own consultancy for thirty years. James Aldred is Technical Director at AECOM, one of the world's largest engineering firms. He was the Independent Verifier for the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Barry Hudson is Director of Competency Center Materials at Heidelberg Cement in charge of concrete and aggregates operations for several major ready mix organisations in several countries.

Advice to specifiers. Cementitious Materials. Aggregates for concrete. Chemical admixtures. Properties of concrete. Specification. Testing. Mix design. Statistical analysis. Quality control. Unchanging concepts. Trouble shooting. Concrete future.

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