The American Concrete Institute has released four publications to inform industry professionals of current concrete-related information and technology.
The American Concrete Institute has released four publications to inform industry professionals of current concrete-related information and technology. The titles can be ordered online at www.concrete.org or by calling 248/848-3800:
238.1R-08: Report on Measurements of Workability and Rheology of Fresh Concrete [ISBN: 978-0-87031-268-7] provides a comprehensive view of fresh concrete workability as well as a critical review of tests available to measure workability and rheological performance of fresh concrete. The 70-page report discusses factors affecting fresh concrete performance to provide a better understanding of issues related to the design of workable concrete, from zero-slump to self-consolidating mixes. Also available in an electronic version. Price: $78.50 (ACI members $48.00).
Concrete Repair Manual-3rd Edition [RPMN08PACK] comprises a 2,077-page, two-volume set touted by the Institute as the most complete collection of concrete repair information ever assembled. Topics include condition evaluation, materials for repair, surface preparation, application methods, corrosion management, structural strengthening, and protection methods. Also provided is contractual guidance for measuring concrete repair work. Price: $250.00 (ACI members $150.00); or, two-volume set on a CD-ROM [RPMN08CD] Û $240.00 (ACI members $140.00); or, two-volume set of books, plus CD-ROM [RPMN08CDPACK] Û $350.00 (ACI members $220.00).
349.2R-07: Guide to the Concrete Capacity Design (CCD) Method-Embedment Design Examples [ISBN: 978-0-87031-263-2] is a 91-page report presenting a series of design examples, starting with simple cases and progressing to more complex designs for ductile embedment. Based on ACI 349-06, Appendix D, examples illustrate how the CCD method is applied. References to applicable code provisions are provided for each design step. Also available in an electronic version. Price: $87.50 (ACI members $53.00).
423.7-07: Specification for Unbonded Single-Strand Tendon Materials and Commentary [ISBN: 978-0-87031-265-6] comprises 21 pages of materials criteria and fabrication requirements for unbonded single-strand tendons used in nonaggressive and aggressive environments. The specification does not apply to nonstructural elements and applications, which might include topping slabs, waterproofing slabs-on-fill, and post-tensioning used only for control of cracking or deflection. For nonflexural or membrane-type structures primarily under tensile forces, the provisions apply where appropriate. Electronic version also available. Price: $48.50 (ACI members $30.00).