The ”Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, The Guide to Applications, Methods, and Materials” has been the industry’s primary reference on concrete technology for over 85 years. The revised 9th Canadian edition (2022) is a concise reference on concrete, that includes the many advances that occurred since the last edition was published in 2011. The text is backed by over 100 years of research by the Cement Association of Canada, its member companies, and independent industry professionals and academics. It reflects information on standards, specifications, test methods and guides of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), ASTM International (ASTM), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and Concrete Canada (formerly Canadian Ready Mixed Concrete Association CRMCA).
This book presents the properties of concrete as required in concrete construction, including strength, durability, sustainability, versatility, and aesthetics. All concrete ingredients (cementitious materials, water, aggregates, chemical admixtures, and fibres) are reviewed for their optimal use in designing and proportioning concrete mixtures. The use of concrete from design to batching, mixing, transporting, placing, consolidating, finishing, and curing is addressed.
The 9th edition contains updated sections to the latest CSA and ASTM standards, a revised Chapter on sustainability of concrete, and the LEED system. Information on cement manufacturing methods have been updated and a complete overview of the cement-making process is illustrated. Materials such as ground glass and harvested fly ash for use in concrete as Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs) have been incorporated. We also added new sections on how to specify concrete, and provided detailed sections on new special types of concretes. New provisions for mass concrete based on the CSA A23.1, aggregate pyrrhotite, Ultra-High Performance Concrete as well as 3D printed concrete are now available. Additionally, new information has been included in Chapter 3 on portland-limestone cements that are included in CSA cement and concrete standards. Manufacturing portland-limestone cement reduces CO2 emissions by up to 10% over that of regular portland cement.
This book is a “must have” for anyone involved with concrete.