CCS-0(16) Concrete Fundamentals

CCS-0(16) Concrete Fundamentals

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This is one of six books in the Concrete Craftsman Series published by the American Concrete Institute. This book is intended for anyone who wants an introduction to concrete and concrete construction. Craftsmen in the concrete field may find it particularly useful as a guide for good practice.

“CCS-0: Concrete Fundamentals,” starts with the most basic question of all, "What is concrete?" Other sections cover materials, basic construction practices, and testing. This book is a good starting point for someone in the concrete industry, whether they are an apprentice, a journeyman, a foreman, a material supplier, or even a young engineer without field experience. This book is not a design aid but rather a guide to good practice.

The design of concrete structures is the responsibility of a professional engineer. Designs are usually reviewed and approved by local building authorities and are governed by codes such as the International Building Code (IBC), or other local building codes that usually reference "Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318) and Commentary." This book is not a replacement for these documents. Plans and specifications for a specific project, and local building code requirements are required to be followed, even if they differ from the information in this book.

Keywords: Materials, design, mixture proportioning, batching, mixing, curing, protection, placing, quality, strength testing.

 

Document Details

Author: ACI Committee E703

Publication Year: 2015

Pages: 127.00

ISBN: 9781942727637

Categories: Concrete Fundamentals

Formats: Printed Document, PDF, or Protected PDF/Web View

Table of Contents

PREFACE

VOCABULARY

CHAPTER 1—INTRODUCTION

What is concrete?

Importance of concrete

Importance of the craftsman

Adding water to concrete

Handling concrete safely

CHAPTER 2—CONCRETE MATERIALS

Portland cements

Types of portland cement

White and colored portland cement

Special types of cement

Aggregates

Nominal maximum size of aggregate

Aggregate grading

Harmful materials in aggregate

Handling aggregates

Mixing water

Admixtures

Supplementary cementitious materials

CHAPTER 3—MIXTURE PROPORTIONING

Properties of the unhardened concrete

Properties of hardened concrete

Control of shrinkage and cracking

Effects of temperature

Proportioning example

Values needed to choose mixture proportions

A summary of concrete mixture proportioning by weight method according to ACI 211.1

Concrete for the small job

CHAPTER 4—BATCHING AND

MIXING CONCRETE

Batching

Mixing concrete

Stationary mixers: central or on site

Ready mixed concrete

Mobile batcher mixer

High-energy mixers

Remixing concrete

Maintenance of mixing equipment

CHAPTER 5—HANDLING, PLACING, AND CONSOLIDATING CONCRETE

Handling and placing methods

Depositing concrete from the truck mixer

Wheelbarrows and buggies

Belt conveyors

Buckets and hoppers

Pumping concrete

Pneumatic or air gun placing

Shotcrete

Other placing equipment and methods

Depositing the concrete

Consolidation

Hand methods

Mechanical vibration

Internal vibration

Form vibration

Surface vibration

Roller compacted concrete

Benefits of consolidation

Self-consolidating concrete

CHAPTER 6—CURING AND PROTECTION

Rain damage

Curing time and temperature

Accelerating admixtures

Keeping moisture in the concrete

Membrane-forming curing compounds

Waterproof paper or plastic film

Water spray or soaker hose

Wet burlap or mats

Other methods

Cold weather precautions

Protection against freezing

Hot weather precautions

Keeping cool

Avoiding delays

Plastic shrinkage cracking

CHAPTER 7—FIELD TESTING AND CONTROL OF CONCRETE QUALITY

Sampling fresh concrete (ASTM C172/C172M)

Slump test (ASTM C143/C143M)

Air content tests

Air content by the pressure method

(ASTM C231/C231M)

Air content by the volumetric method

(ASTM C173/C173M)

Air content estimated with an air indicator

Density (unit weight) and yield (ASTM C138/C138M)

Temperature (ASTM C1064/C1064M)

Making test cylinders (ASTM C31/C31M)

Curing and protecting test cylinders

Cylinders for design strength check

Cylinders made for construction site control

CHAPTER 8—EVALUATING CONCRETE STRENGTH

Core and Cylinder Strength Tests of Hardened Concrete

ACI 318 requirements

Cylinder compressive strength tests

(ASTM C39/C39M)

Core tests (ASTM C42/C42M)

Nondestructive and in-place testing methods

Rebound hammer test (ASTM C805)

Penetration resistance method

(ASTM C803/C803M)

Pullout tests (ASTM C900)

Pulse velocity test (ASTM C597)

Concrete maturity method (ASTM C1074)

Load testing concrete structures

APPENDIX A—REFERENCES

Referenced standards and committee reports

American Concrete Institute

ASTM International

ERRATA INFO

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