Hardcover: 704 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 4 edition (December 3, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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My professor co-authored this book and I must say there's absolutely nothing wrong with this text. All examples, concepts and esoteric language is explained and it makes you dream about Concrete (it did for me).My suggestion is try to make a very simple way to identify key terms in each chapter and write that in the front of the chapter. For example, for strength chapter, write down the terms: w/c, ITZ, Agg size and grade, Agg Elastic Modulus, porosity and relate these terms to strength of concrete.
I am a block mason and concrete finisher. I bought this book to increase my knowledge of the trade. It was way over my head. My father in law is a professer of engineering, and he said it's definitely a textbook for post grads and up. I'm sure it's a great book and I envy those who understand it, but a book like Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures by the Portland Cement Association would be s much better choice for a tradesman.
Complete book on the topic concrete made by scientists from Berkeley Engineering School the most important in the USA. A book to be owned by concrete technologists.
Just the best book so far about concrete. Everything you need to know is written in this fantastic compilation. There is just one negative thing: the price.
Excellent book. Heavy technical stuff has been presented in a lucid and easy to read manner.
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