CONCRETE PRACTICE

This publication which provides guidance to those concerned with construction and day-to-day supervision of concrete work, deals with materials, mixes, properties of concrete, site production, reinforcement, prestressing, formwork, curing, finishing, testing and accuracy of construction. A list of relevant British Standards, Codes of Practice and other publications are also included. The typical properties required by, or inherent in concreting materials (cements, aggregates, water, and admixtures) are outlined. The specifications, workability, strength, grades, permitted margins, and design of concrete mixes are detailed. Prescribed/standard mixes, nominal mixes, effect of mix constituents, batching and trial mixes are reviewed. The strength, deformation and durability (permeability, frost resistance and resistance to chemical attack) of concrete are considered, and the series of operations which must be performed on the raw materials in order to turn them into the finished product are discussed. There operations include access, storing materials, batching, mixing, transport, placing, and compacting. Construction joints and concreting in cold and hot weather are also discussed. The details are outlined of prestressed concrete, formwork, curing, finishing and testing of concrete and concreting materials. Comments are made on sources of inaccuracies, the setting out measuring operation, the accurate adjustment of precast components and the dependence on formwork of the accuracy of in-situ construction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    52 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0AQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Barnbrook, G
    • Dore, E
    • Jeffery, A H
    • KEEN, R
    • Parkinson, J D
    • Sawtell, D L
    • Shacklock, B W
    • Spratt, B H
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM