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Design and Construction of Concrete Floors

Author/EditorGarber, George (Author)
ISBN: 9780750666565
Pub Date30/06/2006
BindingHardback
Pages394
Edition2nd New ed
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
Outlines the key principles needed for the production of a good floor. This book covers: uses of concrete floors; structural design; concrete used specifically for floors; cracks and joints; and floor surface properties. It demonstrates how to successfully design and build concrete floors by drawing from a range of global experience.
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Design and Construction of Concrete Floors outlines the key principles needed for the production of a good floor which can be relied on to not only support and restrain other parts of the building, but also to meet the needs of the user.
The book covers:
* Uses of concrete floors
* Structural design
* Concrete used specifically for floors
* Cracks and joints
* Floor surface properties
This book is ideal for structural engineers and others in the building and design industry that want to use a balanced approach and look beyond structural strength in the design of a good floor.
The book draws on both European and American experience, citing both British and US standards - all of which have been amended and updated since the last edition.

Design and Construction of Concrete Floors outlines the key principles needed for the production of a good floor which can be relied on to not only support and restrain other parts of the building, but also to meet the needs of the user.
The book covers:
* Uses of concrete floors
* Structural design
* Concrete used specifically for floors
* Cracks and joints
* Floor surface properties
This book is ideal for structural engineers and others in the building and design industry that want to use a balanced approach and look beyond structural strength in the design of a good floor.
The book draws on both European and American experience, citing both British and US standards - all of which have been amended and updated since the last edition.

George Garber has worked in the UK and is now based in the US as a Partner at Face Consultants in Lexington, Kentucky.

1. Introduction: Thinking about Floor Design Part 1: The uses of concrete floors 2. Non-Industrial Floors 3. Warehouse Floors 4. Factor and Special Floors Part 2: Structural Design 5. Structural Design of Ground-Supported Floors 6. Structural Design of Suspended Floors Part 3: Concrete Floors 7. Properties of Plastic Concrete 8. Properties of Hardened Concrete 9. The Components of Concrete 10. Mix Design and Mixing 11. Transporting and Placing Concrete 12. Curing Part 4: Joints and Cracks 13. Cracks 14. Curling 15. Joints 16. Crack Control in Ground-Supported Floors Part 5: The Floor Surface 17. Floor Finishing 18. Concrete Toppings 19. Surface Regularity 20. Resistance to Wear 21. Resistance to Chemical Attack 22. Preparation for Coatings, Toppings and Floorcoverings Glossary

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