Concrete’s versatility, durability, and economy have made it the most used construction material in the world. More than 300 million cubic meters (400 million cubic yards) of fresh concrete is used in the United States each year. It is used for highways, roads, parking lots, parking garages, bridges, high-rise buildings, dams, homes, floors, sidewalks, driveways, and many other applications.
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures has been the cement and it industry’s primary reference book on concrete technology for more than 75 years. Since its first publication in the early 1920s, the U.S. edition has reflected advances in concrete technology, architects, It has been revised 14 times to meet the growing needs of engineers, contractors, concrete producers, concrete technicians, instructors, and students.
About the Book
This fully revised 14th edition has been written to provide a concise, up-to-date reference on concrete, including the many advances that have occurred since the last edition was published in 1988. The book is backed by more than 85 years of research by the Port l and Cement Association; ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials), and ACI standards, specifications, and test methods.
In addition to a 50% increase in new information over the previous edition, metric units now required for most federal projects and many state projects have been added, AASHTO standards commonly used by many state departments of transportation are now provided along with ASTM standards, and many references have been updated to provide instant access.
Internet addresses are provided in the references, new photographs are added to illustrate the latest technology, and appendices on metric conversions, ASTM and AASHTO standards, and a list of major concrete organizations and their websites are included. New chapters on supplementary cement materials, fibers, and high-performance concrete have also been added.