High performance concrete is a key element in virtually all-large construction projects, from tall office and residential buildings to bridges, tunnels and roadways. The fully updated Second Edition helps professionals to understand the performance capabilities of these construction materials when selecting the type of concrete to use for particular projects. The author is one of the worlds acknowledged experts on high performance concrete.
This textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses details how to select and proportion a high-performance durable concrete mixture and system with optimum cost. Nawy (Rutgers University) reviews cement types and performance, permeability effects, mineral and chemical admixtures, lightweight aggregate high- strength concrete, and fibrous concrete composites. The second edition reflects the latest provisions of the ACI codes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)