For industry professionals seeking the latest concrete-related information and technology, American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability
For industry professionals seeking the latest concrete-related information and technology, American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of four new publications and CD-ROMs. ACI members receive a special discount (up to 40 percent) on the publications, which can be ordered by calling 248/848-3800 or visiting the association website at www.concrete.org. All documents are available for instant download in PDF format.
Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete Chimneys and Commentary [30708.PR] details in 30 pages the material, construction, and design requirements for cast-in-place and precast reinforced-concrete chimneys. It sets forth minimum design loadings and outlines methods for determining mix and reinforcement needs to meet loading specifications. Price: $58.50 (ACI members $36.00)
Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots [33008.PR] addresses site investigation, thickness determination, design of joints and other details, durability considerations, paving operations, and quality-assurance procedures during construction. Maintenance and repair also are discussed in the 36-page guide. Widely recognized as the most complete and concise guidance document on parking lot and site paving projects, affirms ACI Committee 330 Chairman Tim Cost, the guide now includes important updates on thickness design, jointing and load transfer considerations, plus many new and revised section details. Price: $65.50 (ACI members $40.00)
Guide to Fiber-Reinforced Shotcrete [506108.PR] describes the technology and applications of synthetic- and steel-fiber-reinforced shotcrete (FRS). Mechanical properties improved by adding fibers Û particularly toughness, impact, and flexural strength Û are described, as well as FRS benefits, such as control of shrinkage cracking. Additionally, the 12-page guide discusses typical proportioning, batching, mixing, and application procedures, including methods to reduce rebound and suitable equipment. Price: $40.50 (ACI members $25.00)
Guide for Specifying, Proportioning, and Production of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete [544308.PR] covers specifying, proportioning, mixing, placing, and finishing of fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC). While much current conventional concrete practice applies to FRC, the 14-page guide emphasizes differences between ordinary and fiber-reinforced concrete and the consequences for FRC use. Price: $43.50 (ACI members $27.00)