Concrete Portable Handbook

1st Edition

Authors: R. Dodge Woodson
Paperback ISBN: 9780123821768
eBook ISBN: 9780123821775
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 15th August 2011
Page Count: 480
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Whether or not, you are on the job site or back in the office, this book will help you to avoid mistakes, code violations, and wasted time and money. The book’s four part treatment begins with constituent materials followed by self contained parts on Concrete Properties, Processes, and Concrete Repair and Rehabilitation.

Designed to be an "all in one" reference, the author includes a wealth information for the most popular types of testing. This includes: Analysis of Fresh Concrete; Testing Machines; Accelerated Testing Methods; Analysis of Hardened Concrete and Mortar; Core Sampling and Testing; Assessment of Concrete Construction ; Repair; Quality Concepts; Quality Control; Statistics; Standards, Specifications, and Codes of Practice. With this book in hand, construction engineers and even technicians find valuable information regarding Exposed Concrete Finishes, Repairing Concrete, Formwork, Precast Concrete, Concrete Roads, and Industrial Floors.

Project managers and owners will find this reference a valuable guide to concrete both in terms of its applications in construction projects and the science and chemistry of concrete for its own sake.

Key Features

  • Fundamentals of Concrete Chemistry
  • Handy at your figure tip calculations
  • Tips for working with all types of concretes
  • Covers Roads, floors, and finishes
  • Principles of Precast, Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete


Civil engineers, construction engineers, builders, structural engineers, earthquake engineers, and architects

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Basic Information

    • Publisher Summary
    • Paperwork
    • Inspection
    • Special Considerations
  • Chapter 2. Concrete Materials

    • Publisher Summary
    • Aggregates
    • Water
    • Steel Reinforcement
    • Admixtures
    • Storage of Materials
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Durability and Protection

    • Publisher Summary
    • Special Exposure Conditions
    • Corrosion Protection
  • Chapter 4. Mixing and Placing Concrete

    • Publisher Summary
    • Average Compressive Strength
    • Site Preparation
    • Mixing Concrete
    • Depositing Concrete
    • Curing
    • Weather Conditions
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Concrete Formwork

    • Publisher Summary
    • Form Removal
    • Embedded Items
    • Construction Joints
    • Pre-Formed Concrete Products
  • Chapter 6. Reinforcement

    • Publisher Summary
    • Standard Hooks
    • Condition of Reinforcement Materials
    • Reinforcement Spacing
    • Bundling Bars
    • How Much Coverage is Needed?
    • Column Support
    • Some Spiral Facts
    • Ties
    • Structural Integrity
  • Chapter 7. General Design Consideration

    • Publisher Summary
    • Analysis
    • Length of Spans
    • Columns
    • Live Load Assumptions
    • T-Beam Construction
    • Joist Construction
    • Finished Flooring
  • Chapter 8. Requirements for Strength and Serviceability

    • Publisher Summary
    • Design Strength
    • Complicated Calculations
    • Local Practices
    • Common Sense
  • Chapter 9. Inspecting In-Place Concrete

    • Publisher Summary
    • Plans and Specs
    • Judging the Site
    • Quality o


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About the Author

R. Dodge Woodson

Affiliations and Expertise

General contractor and master plumber