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 properties This 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 edition George Garber has worked in the UK and is now based in the US as a Partner at Face Consultants in Lexington, Kentucky.

Key Features

* Demonstrates how to successfully design and build concrete floors by drawing from a wide range of global experience *Based on US, British and European construction standards *Updated to include the latest developments in floor design and construction


Building Design Professionals: architects, civil and structural engineers and specifications writers.

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.


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© 2005
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About the author

George Garber

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Face Consultants, Kentucky, USA