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The third edition of the "Concrete Construction Handbook" has been completely revised and updated to reflect the entire range of modern concrete technology and the latest construction industry practices. There are new chapters on roller-compacted concrete and architectural concrete, and extensively revised sections on materials, formwork and shoring, batching, mixing and transporting, special concrete, and advanced building construction systems. In addition, all standards and specifications have been completely updated. This comprehensive one-volume reference sould be of value to a variety of professionals, including: contractors, who will find information on how to build forms, test concrete, lay out a plant, select equipment, and finish and cure concrete; architects, who will find the latest developments in finishing, form surface treatments and ornamental concrete; structural engineers, who must check properties, applications, form and finish, and the limitations of concrete; manufacturers, who need to know about the latest technologies in machinery and equipment, methods for sampling and testing data, and new approaches for computing the size and number of batchers and mixers; and specification writers, who need current information on materials, such as strength and other properties.

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"A thorough look at concrete construction." Construction Data. The
Bible of the industry, Concrete Construction Handbook has been
thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the entire range of modern
concrete technology and advanced practices. Professionals who turn to
these pages will find extensively revised sections on materials,
formwork and shoring, batching, mixing and transporting, finishing and
curing, special concrete, and leading-edge building construction
systems. Packed with the most needed concrete information and
liberally illustrated with figures, tables, and graphs, this essential
handbook features 13 easy-access parts in straightforward,
nontechnical language. Updates through the 1995 ACI Concrete Building
Code. All new material on high-stength concrete. Earthquake-resistant
design innovations. Repair techniques developed after the Northridge
earthquake. The latest on finishing, curing, special surface
treatments, and ornamental concrete. New corrosion protection
techniques. Form, testing, and equipment developments. And much more.

About the Author:

Joseph A. Dobrowolski, a well-known specialist in concrete materials and construction technology, is a registered professional civil engineer. He has worked with the California Division of Highways and the Portland Cement Association. He lives in Altadena, California.

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