Aci Titles Cover Metric 318, Mix Vibration, Plasters

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of five new publications. ACI members receive a discount up to 40 percent on all publications,

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of five new publications. ACI members receive a discount up to 40 percent on all publications, which can be ordered by calling 248/848-3800 or visiting

318M-08: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary (Metric Version) [ISBN: 978-0-87031-283-0] is touted by the Institute as a Îmust-haveÌ standard for all concrete design, construction, inspection, repair, and research professionals. The 473-page reference contains latest code requirements for concrete building design and construction with corresponding commentary, as well as several improvements and changes from the 2005 edition. Price: $167.50 (ACI members $101.00)

309.1R-08: Report on Behavior of Fresh Concrete During Vibration [ISBN: 978-0-87031-296-0] covers the rheological and mechanical processes that take place during consolidation of fresh concrete. The 18-page report Û also available in PDF format Û presents historical developments relative to consolidating concrete; provides notations and definitions; discusses the rheological behavior of concrete during consolidation and associated mechanisms of dynamic compaction; and, presents the principles of vibratory motion occurring during vibration, vibratory methods, and experimental test results. Price: $47.50 (ACI members $29.00)

524R-08: Guide to Portland Cement-Based Plaster [ISBN: 978-0-87031-293-9] provides information on multiple facets of the plastering process, including prequalification of materials, plaster tool and equipment requirements, plaster mixture proportions, plaster application procedures, types of finishes, and troubleshooting and repair. The 40-page guide, also available in PDF format, highlights the ways in which portland cement-based plastering differs from that of the concrete trade. Price: $64.50 (ACI members $39.00)

548.9-08: Specification for Type ES (Epoxy Slurry) Polymer Overlays for Bridge and Parking Garage Decks [ISBN: 978-0-87031-294-6] covers epoxy slurry (ES) overlay for bridge and parking garage decks. As Type ES polymer overlay incorporates low-modulus epoxy-based slurry and selected aggregate to produce a flexible, skid-resistant, and water-resistant overlay, the five-page specification includes requirements for chemical components, aggregates, storage and handling, surface preparation, surface profile, mixing, placement, finishing, and quality control. A metric version is also available in PDF format. Price: $28.50 (ACI members $18.00)

SP-253CD: Fifth ACI/CANMET/IBRACON International Conference on High Performance Concrete Structures and Materials (CD-ROM) contains 25 papers from the Fifth ACI/CANMET/IBRACON International Conference on High-Performance Concrete Structures and Materials, held in Manaus, Amazon State, Brazil, June 18-20, 2008. Topics include durability, self-compactability, curing, retarders, and abrasion resistance. The Fifth Conference is a product of the collaboration of ACI and CANMET, along with SÑo Paulo University, Federal University of Goi∑s, Amazon State University, and Brazilian Concrete Institute (IBRACON). Price: $82.50 (ACI members $50.00)