This book is for the guidance, assistance, and instruction of concrete inspectors and others engaged in concrete construction, such as field engineers, construction superintendents, supervisors, laboratory and field technicians and inspectors, and workers. Because of the diverse possible uses of the manual, and the varied backgrounds of the readers, it includes the reasons behind the technical instructions. Except for the seventh edition, each previous edition included a series of minor revisions over the previous edition. The seventh edition was completely rewritten. This eighth edition was revised where deemed necessary or required due to changes in reference documents. As before, the main emphasis of the manual is on the technical aspects of inspection and construction. Administrative factors of inspection are generally limited to the first chapter. There are 23 chapters: (1) Inspection and the Inspector; (2) Statistical Concepts for Quality Assurance; (3) Inspection and Testing of Materials; (4) Handling and Storage of Materials; (5) Fundamentals of Concrete; (6) Concrete Mixes - Proportioning and Control; (7) Batching and Mixing; (8) Inspection before Concreting; (9) Concreting Operations; (10) Curing, Protection, Form Removal, and Reshoring; (11) Correction of Defects in Newly Hardened Concrete and Repairs of Older Concrete; (12) Slabs for Buildings; (13) Pavement Slabs and Bridge Decks; (14) Architectural Concrete; (15) Special Concreting Methods; (16) Special Types of Concrete; (17) Precast and Prestressed Concrete; (18) Construction Related to Concreting; (19) Testing of Concrete and Aggregates; (20) Records and Reports; (21) References; (22) Standards, Specifications, Test Methods, and Reports; and (23) Checklist of Inspection. The Appendix includes the (1) Guide for Concrete Inspection (ACI 311.4R-80) (Revised 1984) and (2) Batch Plant Inspection and Field Testing of Ready-Mixed Concrete (ACI 311.5R-88). A metric conversion table and and index are provided.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute

    P.O. Box 19150, Redford Station, 22400 Seven Mile Road
    Detroit, MI  United States  48219
  • Publication Date: 1992-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 230 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00625741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ACI Publication SP-2(92)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1993 12:00AM