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The ideal manual for supervisors, inspectors, field engineers, technicians and workers. Delivers expert guidelines on the technical aspects of concrete inspection and construction. Includes helpful information on shrinkage-compensating cement, polymer-modified mixtures, selfconsolidating concretes, fiberreinforced concrete, epoxy resins and more. 200 pp.
A list of only a few of the recent developments in materials, equipment, and processes includes:
Increased use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs);
New and refined admixtures;
High-capacity and automated production equipment;
High-performance and high-strength concrete; and
Epoxy-coated and stainless steel-clad reinforcement.
The need to cover new issues affecting inspection is the reason ACI Committee 311 continues to revise the ACI Manual of Concrete Inspection. In preparing this edition of the manual, as with previous editions, the committee's task was to interpret the policies set forth by other authorized bodies rather than to make policy on construction practices. The main emphasis of the manual is on the technical aspects of inspection and construction. For further information about construction practices, readers are encouraged to refer to the ACI Manual of Concrete Practice. Because the content of this manual is general and broad in nature, no part of the manual should be included by reference in contract documents. Applicable inspection requirements for each project should be determined and included in the specifications.