This full-color text provides a comprehensive overview of the tools, materials, and practices commonly used in the concrete industry. The content areas covered correlate with the established apprenticeship training programs.
The information presented in the text is designed to serve as a teaching tool or as a reference for upgrading knowledge and skills. Concrete Principles begins with an introduction to the history, evolution, and characteristics of concrete as a principal construction material.
Subsequent chapters provide an overview of the tools and equipment commonly used in the industry, and concrete construction procedures including:
- Soil conditions and preparation
- Concrete structures
- Concrete consolidation
- Concrete finishing
- And more!
The remaining chapters cover tool and equipment maintenance, concrete quality, testing and repair, and concrete construction estimating. Each text contains an IBM-compatible CD-ROM in the back of the book that contains Chapter Quick Quizzes, an illustrated Glossary, and related web links to educational resources.