Concrete Industry Resources
A list of Concrete Industry Resources and links to technical information available on their websites.
Concrete Ingredients
The composition and main ingredients of this ancient building material are covered: water, cement, aggregates, and admixtures.
Steel Reinforcing in Concrete
Steel reinforcement helps make concrete stronger and more durable. This article covers steel reinforcing bars, welded wire reinforcement and the nomenclature used in describing reinforcing.
Concrete Chemical Admixtures
Concrete admixtures allow architects and engineers to alter the concrete recipe for various circumstances. This article covers a number of common concrete additives including superplasticizers, fly ash, corrosion inhibitors, and many others.
Concrete Finishing Techniques
There are many ways to finish concrete to provide a desired aesthetic. This article covers many options for finishing concrete.
Concrete Floor Flatness and Levelness
FF and FL numbers are used to measure the flatness and levelness of concrete floors. Architects should understand what the numbers mean and how to specify concrete floor flatness and levelness. This article includes recommendations for flatness and levelness based on program type.
Concrete Testing
Concrete tests are critical to the safety of buildings and other structures. This article covers field and laboratory tests including slump tests and compressive tests.
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