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Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures

2nd Edition

By Mohamed Abdallah El-Reedy, Ph.D

CRC Press

327 pages | 209 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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

Table of Contents



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


About the Author

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.

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