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BOOKS

Architectural Concrete

 

Architectural Concrete – A Guide to Achieving High –Quality Finishes – 2011

This publication is aimed at architects and designers wishing to specify concrete not only for its structural advantages but also for its unique aesthetics. Factors which will influence the outcome are discussed, starting with planning and design considerations and leading up to construction and maintenance. The intention is to provide guidance on how to achieve good quality architectural concrete finishes and examine the influencing factors. This will encourage realistic expectations and indicate what to expect on-site. (A+) 108p, with pictorial illustrations.

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Concrete basics for building – 2004

Aimed at the small builder, DIY enthusiast and home improver, the booklet explains the important factors to consider when making and using concrete, mortar and plaster. It discusses how and why choosing the best materials, using the correct mix proportions, and ensuring good site practice, will improve the strength, durability and economy of the finished concrete. The publication covers concrete materials, storage of materials, estimating and ordering materials, and concrete floors for residential applications. 42p, with illustrations and tables (A5). Practical.

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Concrete projects for the garden 2nd edition (2013)

Concrete is ideal for a range of garden projects which, when properly made, are strong and durable. Concrete and mortar require some knowledge, skill and care in their manufacture. But there is no reason why a DIY enthusiast should not be able to tackle any of the projects described in this book. Projects include paving, ramps and steps, stepping stones, fish ponds, mowing edges, table-tennis tables and the use of ferrocement. Softcover, 48 p, with illustrations (A4). Practical.

 

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Fulton’s concrete technology – 2009

The updated and the expanded ninth edition of Fulton’s Concrete Technology provides up-to-date information on materials and other aspects of concrete. While all chapters have been updated, five completely new chapters have been included: repair, reinforcement, formwork, sand-cement mixes and self-compacting concrete. This is a highly technical book. Hardcover book (A4) 439p, with tables, figures, subject index and fully searchable CD-ROM. 

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Fundamentals of concrete – 3rd Edition  2013

This textbook is intended for students of engineering, building management, quantity surveying and architecture as well as for practitioners who require a working knowledge of concrete. Covering the properties of fresh and hardened concrete, mix proportioning, quality control, construction practice, sand-cement mixes and appearance of concrete, each chapter starts at a practical level and progresses to the more theoretical. This makes it convenient for readers to decide how deeply into each aspect they wish to delve. 308p.

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Farm reservoirs – 2012

This booklet gives information for farmers, smallholders and others faced with the problem of providing water storage for irrigation, watering stock, household use and recreation on the construction of reservoirs. 64p. with illustrations and tables.

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Concrete industrial floors on the ground – 1993

by L R Marais and B D Perrie

This comprehensive book deals with the design, construction, repair and rehabilitation of concrete industrial floors on the ground. It is intended for use by designers, specifiers, and contractors. Topics covered include subgrades and subbases; concrete; slab thickness design; joint design; reinforcement; construction; surface finishes; special applications; surface regularity; specifications; repairs and rehabilitation. Softcover book, 200p with tables and figures (A4). Technical and practical.

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Concrete intersections – 2004

Compiled by B D Perrie

Traffic causes damage to street and road intersections more than at any other location. Use of concrete for intersections reduces the cost of maintenance as it is better able to withstand the loading and turning movements of heavy vehicles. This booklet gives the information needed to design and construct concrete intersections successfully. Contents include design considerations; concrete mixes, materials and properties; construction – incorporating preparation of subgrades and subbases, batching, mixing, transporting, placing, finishing, texturing, protection and curing, and jointing the pavement. 30p with illustrations, tables, figures (A4), Technical and practical.

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Concrete Road Construction – 2009

By B D Perrie and D Rossmann

This manual will assist contractors and supervisory staff with the construction of concrete roads, whether using the most modern slip-form paver or the most rudimentary equipment for low-volume township street. The comprehensive content includes some design and detailing aspects so that there is an understanding of why certain details are important and why the roads should be constructed in a certain way. 186p, with illustrations and tables.

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Sustainability

 

Concrete Roads: a sustainable solution – 2013

This publication covers the environmental, economic and social aspects of concrete pavements and draws on international experience to demonstrate that concrete pavements are a sustainable solution for South Africa. Concrete pavements offer a great many benefits over the long term and the economic benefits are often the most favourable solution when whole-life costs are taken into account. This is even more so when user costs are taken into account, as concrete requires minimal maintenance and results in less disruption on road users.

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Sustainable Concrete – 2013

Providing the property owner, developer, designer and contractor with information to demonstrate that by using concrete wisely, they will be contributing to sustainability and by incorporation some of the benefits of concrete they will save money and resources during the life of a structure. Guidance is given on where and how these benefits can be used during the design, construction, use, and end-of-life phases of a building or structure. The publication also shows how sustainable concrete can reduce embodied and consumed energy, and the use of resources.

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Sustainable concrete for human settlements – 2013

The global focus towards green building design has seen a rapid increase in the number of sophisticated and expensive alternative construction technologies aimed at improving the thermal performance of the building. Truly sustainable communities can only be achieved by the provision of durable and low-maintenance infrastructure. This brochure highlights the inherent sustainable benefits of using concrete in human settlements.

 

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CONSULTING

 

The Institute offers a free advisory service for general concrete technology queries. A consultancy service focused on concrete and related issues is offered, including on-site investigation, trouble shooting and reporting. The technical team is available for consultation on construction sites anywhere in Southern Africa.