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The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction (ASCC105 / ACI)

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If you are a concrete contractor then you need this book. With the increase degree of regulations it is required to get a license in some jurisdictions. A real must book! (The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction ASCC105 / ACI) More details...
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The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction (ASCC105 / ACI)
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"The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction" (ASCC105) has credibility for it was written by contractors.  The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction provides insight into proven construction practices that produce high-finish quality concrete.

The format for
The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction is organized for

  • Quality
  • Concrete mixture designs
  • Specifications
  • Foundations
  • Form-work
  • Reinforcement and Embedments in structures
  • Joints and Reinforcement for slabs-on-ground
  • Preparing for concreting
  • Concrete placing and finishing
  • Common field problems and safety. 
The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction is also a great guide book to be used in contractor training or as a part of a concrete or contractor manual.  But is can also be used as a reference book for field office or office.

The table of contents for The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction (ASCC105) is as follows:

  • Organizing for Quality
    • Quality Control
    • Record Keeping
    • Contract Documents
    • Quality and Profit
    • The Construction Team
    • Recommended Reading
  • The Concrete Mix
    • Control Tests
    • Sampling (ASTM 172)
    • Slump (ASTM C 143)
    • Air Content (ASTM C 231 and C 173)
    • Compressive Strength Tests
    • (ASTM C 31 and C 39)
    • Density (Unit Weight) and Yield
    • (ASTM C 138)
    • Cement
    • Project Specifications for Cement
    • Portland Cement Manufacture
    • Basic Types of Portland Cement
    • Other Cementitious Materials
    • Fly Ash
    • Micro-silica (Silica Fume)
    • Granulated Slag
    • Mixing Water
    • Water - Cementitious Material Ratio
    • Aggregates
    • Admixtures
    • Water Reducers
    • High-Range Water Reducers
    • Retarders
    • Accelerators
    • Water-Reducing Retarders
    • Water-Reducing Accelerators
    • Air-Entraining Agents
    • Other Admixtures
    • Concrete Mix Design
    • The Right Mix for the Job
    • Free Moisture in the Aggregates (Table 2.5)
    • Water Reducer (Table 2.4, Mix #2)
    • Fly Ash (Table 2.4, Mix #3)
    • Adjusting for Air Entrainment
    • Water Addition at the Job site
    • Set Time
  • The Concrete Specification
    • Sources for Concrete Specifications
    • Specification Categories
    • Prescriptive, Performance, Hybrid
    • -Items to Confirm in the Specification
    • Strength
    • Early Strength Requirements
    • Flexural Strength
    • Water-Cementitious Material Ratio
    • Minimum Cement Content
    • Slump
    • Air Entrainment
    • Chemical Admixtures
    • Delivery Time for Ready-Mixed Concrete
    • Temperature of ConcreteHot and
    • Cold Weather Concreting
    • Determining the Most Rigid Criteria
    • of the Concrete Specification
  • Foundations
    • The Ground Below
    • Bearing Capacity
    • Geotechnical Investigations
    • Compaction
    • Basic Foundation Types
    • Wall Footings
    • Independent Isolated Column Footings
    • Combined Footings
    • Cantilever or Strap Footings
    • Pile or Pier Foundations
    • Mat, Raft, or Floating Foundation
    • Groundwater Control
    • Footing Forms
    • Moisture Control
    • Backfilling
  • Formwork
    • Safety Precautions
    • Formwork Affects Concrete Quality
    • Types of Forms
    • Job-Built Forms
    • Prefabricated Forms
    • Manufactured Forms
    • Special Form Systems
    • Form Material and Hardware
    • Form Liners
    • Design of Forms
    • Placing Concrete in the Forms
    • Maintenance of Forms
    • Form Release Agents
    • Tolerances
    • Cost of Formwork
    • Form Removal
    • Measuring Concrete Strength
    • for Form Removal
    • Time as a Measure of Strength for Form Removal
    • Shoring and Reshoring
    • Formwork for Slabs on Ground
    • Want to Know More?
  • Reinforcement in Structures
    • Why Use Steel Reinforcement?
    • Engineering and Placing Drawings
    • Types of Reinforcement
    • Bar Identification
    • Welded Wire Reinforcement
    • Other Types of Reinforced Concrete
    • Reinforcing Bar Fabrication
    • Fabrication Tolerances
    • Bundling and Tagging
    • Storing and Handling Reinforcing
    • Bars on the Job
    • Concrete Cover
    • -Tolerances in Placing Steel Reinforcement
    • Placing of Reinforcement
    • Bar Supports and Spacers
    • Splicing Reinforcing Steel
    • Coordination
    • Want to Know More?
  • Joints and Embedments in Structures
    • Types of Joints
    • Construction Joints for Supported
    • Beams and Slabs
    • Contraction Joints for Walls
    • Isolation Joints for Walls
    • Construction Joints in Walls
    • Horizontal Construction Joints
    • Vertical Construction Joints
    • Waterstops
    • EmbedmentsConduits, Pipes, and Sleeves
    • EmbedmentsAnchor Bolts, Sleeves,
    • Metal Plates, and Channels
    • Anchors
    • Points to Remember
  •  Joints and Reinforcement for Slabs-on-Ground
    • Volume Changes
    • Contraction (Control) Joints
    • Contraction Joint Spacing
    • Special Contraction Joint Placement
    • Construction Joints
    • Isolation Joints (Expansion Joints)
    • Warping Joints
    • Reinforcement in a Concrete Slab
    • Welded Wire Reinforcement
    • Dowels
    • Tie Bars
    • Fiber Reinforcement
  • Preparing for Concreting
    • Contractor/Ready-Mixed Concrete
    • Producer Cooperation
    • The Concrete Mix
    • Ordering Responsibility
    • Testing Program
    • Water Addition at the Job-site
    • Pre-construction Conference
    • Some Pre-construction Conference
    • Agenda Items
    • Jobsite Preparation
    • A Checklist for Major Projects
  • Concrete Placement and Finishing
    • Depositing Concrete from the Ready-Mix Truck
    • Buggying Concrete
    • Belt Conveyors
    • Bucket Placement
    • Pumping Concrete
    • Pumping Lightweight Concrete
    • Consolidation during Placement
    • Vibration
    • Vibratory Screeds
    • Finishing a Slab-on-Ground
    • Surface Finishes
    • Controlling Placement
    • Hot-Weather Placement
    • Cold-Weather Placement
    • Floor Surface Finish Tolerances
    • Curing to maintain proper moisture content
    • Recommended Reading
  • Common Field Problems
    • Cause and Prevention
    • Fresh Concrete
    • Excessive Bleeding
    • Segregation and Poor Consolidation
    • Hard-to-Finish Mixes
    • Setting Time and Early Strength Gain
    • Plastic Shrinkage Cracks
    • Hardened Concrete
    • Shrinkage Cracks
    • Isolation Joints
    • Crazing (Hairline Cracking,
    • Surface Checking)
    • Dusting Floors
    • Blistering
    • Slab Curling
    • Surface Scaling
    • Honeycombing
    • Sand Streaking
    • Surface Voids (Bug-holes)
    • Reported Low Cylinder Strengths
    • Evaluating Cylinder Test Results

This publication is needed for contractor licensing programs in Alabama, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia, so order your The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction (ASCC105) copy today.

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