Design and Construction of Concrete Floors


  • George Garber, Partner, Face Consultants, Kentucky, USA

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 propertiesThis 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 editionGeorge Garber has worked in the UK and is now based in the US as a Partner at Face Consultants in Lexington, Kentucky.
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Building Design Professionals: architects, civil and structural engineers and specifications writers.


Book information

  • Published: June 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6656-5

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Thinking about Floor Design; PART 1 THE USE OF CONCRETE FLOORS: Non-industrial floors, Warehouse floors, Factory and special floors; PART 2 STRUCTURAL DESIGN: Ground-supported floors, Suspended floors; PART 3 CONCRETE FOR FLOORS: Properties of Concrete, Workability and Finishability, Componenets of Concrete, Mix Design and Mixing, Placing Concrete, Curing; PART 4 JOINTS AND CRACKS: Types and Causes of Cracks, Curl, Joints, Crack Control in Ground-Supported Floors; PART 5 THE FLOOR SURFACE: Floor Finishing, Concrete Toppings, Flatness and Levelness, Wear Resistance, Resistance to Chemical Attack, Coatings, Toppings and Floor Coverings.