Design and Construction of Concrete FloorsBy
- 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.
Building Design Professionals: architects, civil and structural engineers and specifications writers.
Published: June 2006
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
- 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.