2nd Edition

Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures

    345 Pages 209 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Increase the Durability and Performance of Concrete during Its Lifetime

    While reinforced concrete is a durable material used for a wide range of construction projects in civil engineering, certain factors must be considered during its design, construction, and maintenance. This includes a variety of conditions impacting strength and performance relevant to specific structural systems, and the application of numerous codes. Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Second Edition discusses both traditional and new systems in concrete structures, outlines the advantages and disadvantages of each system and its importance to construction durability and reliability, and presents the latest advanced materials and construction techniques currently used in reinforced concrete structures.

    New Edition Now Includes Eurocode, Egyptian Code, British Standard, and American Specifications (ACI)

    In addition to highlighting new materials that can be used to enhance concrete strength and performance, the book describes the traditional and newest materials used in concrete technology; and presents new approaches to utilizing an integrity management system. It provides a comparison of concrete strength utilizing ACI, BS, Eurocode, and Egyptian codes of practice, and also highlights different loads that affect buildings from the application of the different international codes.

    By using this book, readers will learn how to:

    • Choose the most reasonable structural system, materials, method of construction, and maintenance plan
    • Determine the optimum system to meet stability, reliability, and architectural requirements
    • Understand the statistical parameters that govern quality control in concrete construction projects
    • Analyze and meet concrete construction quality control criteria
    • Implement a maintenance plan incorporating modern construction techniques

    Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures, Second Edition serves as a practical guide on advanced materials, design, and construction techniques in concrete structures under different environmental conditions. Designed for practicing civil and structural engineers/engineering consultants, this revised version also appeals to senior undergraduate/graduate students in civil engineering - construction materials, and reinforced concrete (RC) construction.


    Reinforced Concrete Structures
    Feed, Schematic (Preliminary) Engineering
    Detailed Engineering
    Different Structure Systems
    High-Rise Building

    Loads in International Codes
    Loads Calculation in European Code
    Comparison of Calculations of Resistance for Different Codes

    Concrete Materials and Tests
    Concrete Materials Test
    Steel Reinforcement Test
    Nondestructive Test for Hardened Concrete

    Concrete Mix Design
    Essential Statistical Information
    Basics of Concrete Mix Design
    Egyptian Code
    British Standard
    American Specification (ACI)
    Fresh Concrete Test
    Concrete strength in European Code EC2
    Define Concrete Density
    Define Settlement for Fresh Concrete
    Determining Compacting Factor for Fresh Concrete
    High-Performance Concrete Mix
    Pumped Concrete Mix

    Special Concrete
    Hot-Weather Concrete
    High-Strength Concrete
    Self-Compacted Concrete
    Lightweight Aggregate Concrete
    Cellular Concrete
    No-Fines Concrete
    Sawdust Concrete
    Rice Husk Ash
    Advanced Materials for Concrete Protection

    The Concrete Industry
    Execute Wooden Form
    Formwork for High-Rise Buildings
    Detailing, Fabrication, and Installation of Steel Bars
    Concrete Cover and Specifications
    Concrete Pouring
    Compaction Procedure
    Execute Curing

    Structure Integrity Management
    Structure Integrity Management
    Risk-Based Maintenance Strategy
    Repair and Inspection Strategy and Optimization
    Maintenance Plan


    Mohamed Abdallah El-Reedy, PhD, is a professional structural engineer, and his main area of research is the reliability of concrete and steel structures. Dr. El-Reedy has provided consulting services to several companies and organizations around the world. He has taught courses on repair and maintenance for reinforced concrete structures and advanced materials worldwide. In addition, he has presented numerous papers at conferences sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American Petroleum Institute. He is also the author of seven books.

    "This books covers all those aspects of concrete structural design that don’t often get taught at undergraduate level, where the focus tends to be on analysis. The practical design, specification and construction of concrete structures is comprehensively documented in this book and will be a real benefit to practising engineers.
    —Antony Darby, University of Bath, UK

    "… adopts a highly practical stance on the subject of concrete engineering. The use of real-life illustrative examples throughout is particularly useful to those involved in the study of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structural design and construction."
    —Dr. Lee Cunningham, University of Manchester, UK