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This guide covers the influence of cement on the properties of concrete, summarizing the composition and availability of commercial hydraulic cements and the factors affecting their performance in concrete. Cement is the most active component of concrete and usually has the greatest unit cost; therefore, its selection and proper use is imperative to attaining the desired balance of properties and cost for a particular concrete mixture. Selection should include consideration of the cement properties in relation to the required performance of the concrete. It includes a discussion of cement types, a brief review of cement chemistry, the influences of chemical admixtures and supplementary cementitious materials, as well as the effects of the environment on cement performance and reviews of the sustainability aspects for the use and manufacture of portland cement. Cement storage, delivery, sampling, and testing of hydraulic cements for conformance to specifications are addressed. Users will learn to recognize when a readily available, general-purpose cement will perform satisfactorily or when conditions require selection of a cement that meets additional requirements.
The Collection Online includes all new committee standards and reports released throughout the year. The most recently added include:
439.5R-18 Guide for the Specification, Manufacture, and Construction Use of Welded Wire Reinforcement
216.1M-14(19) Code Requirements for Determining Fire Resistance of Concrete and Masonry Construction Assemblies (SI Units)
225R-19 Guide to the Selection and Use of Hydraulic Cements
550.6-19 Acceptance Criteria for Special Unbonded Post-Tensioned Precast Structural Walls Based on Validation Testing and Commentary
550.6M-19 Acceptance Criteria for Special Unbonded Post-Tensioned Precast Structural Walls Based on Validation Testing and Commentary (SI Units)
548.8M-19 Specification for Type EM (Epoxy Multi-Layer) Polymer Overlay for Bridge and Parking Garage Decks (SI units)
563M-18 Specifications for Repair of Concrete in Buildings (SI units)
562M-19 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary (SI units)
506.4R-19 Guide for the Evaluation of Shotcrete
526R-19 Guide for Design and Construction with Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Panels