This textbook presents the art and science of concrete in a simple, clear, hands-on manner, focusing on the following: Cement and concrete are predicted to be the premier building material of the 21st Century; Includes unique diagrams, photographs, and summary tables; Updated to include new chapters on non-destructive methods for concrete; future challenges in concrete technology; an increased number of examples of concrete applications; and new developments in durability.
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This book is a classic. Everyone who studies or works with concrete should own this book. It is technically superior to all others, yet easy to read. It has always been my first (and sometimes, only) reference.
A thorough and complete coverage of concrete material. Clearly written and easy to understand. Great for students and professionals.
Concepts are presented in a logical, easy to understand manner; equations are well-defined and referenced. ASTM references are given for each testing procedure they mention. Historical information and interesting facts presented in the text make for a more enjoyable read. I can't say anything bad about the content of the book or its organisation.
The CD-ROM features some of the more complicated derivations, which is helpful, but I wish it was in a different format. It consists of a sole 1300+ page pdf, maybe 50 of which supposedly contain video media. The entire file is nearly half a gigabyte. I can't get any of the videos to load; I think web-based navigation might've been better, since it could load one page at a time and would probably support video playback better. Either that or separate the powerpoint slides, bonus material, and figures into separate PDFs and put the videos in their own folder in whatever format they're supposed to be in. Since the CD is only...
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