1st Edition

Civil Engineering Materials Introduction and Laboratory Testing

By M. Rashad Islam Copyright 2020
    490 Pages 215 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Civil Engineering Materials: Introduction and Laboratory Testing discusses the properties, characterization procedures, and analysis techniques of primary civil engineering materials. It presents the latest design considerations and uses of engineering materials as well as theories for fully understanding them through numerous worked mathematical examples. The book also includes important laboratory tests which are clearly described in a step-by-step manner and further illustrated by high-quality figures. Also, analysis equations and their applications are presented with appropriate examples and relevant practice problems, including Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) styled questions as well those found on the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I certification exam.


    • Includes numerous worked examples to illustrate the theories presented
    • Presents Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination sample questions in each chapter
    • Reviews the ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I certification exam
    • Utilizes the latest laboratory testing standards and practices
    • Includes additional resources for instructors teaching related courses

    This book is intended for students in civil engineering, construction engineering, civil engineering technology, construction management engineering technology, and construction management programs.


    Introduction, Aggregates, Portland Cements, Concrete Mix Design, Portland Cement Concretes, Asphalt Binders, Asphalt Mix Design, Asphalt Mixtures, Steels, Woods, Masonry, Sustainability in Materials, Appendix


    M. Rashad Islam is an Assistant Professor and undergraduate program coordinator at the Colorado State University–Pueblo and previously at the State University of New York, Farmingdale. He is also a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Civil Engineering and an ABET Program Evaluator for Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, and Construction Management Engineering Technology undergraduate programs.

    Dr. Islam received Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (with the grade of ‘distinction’ in the research, and a GPA of 4.0 out of 4.0 in the coursework) from the University of New Mexico, USA. He has a Masters degree in Civil Engineering jointly from the University of Minho (Portugal) and the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain). He also obtained a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) which is undoubtedly the best school in Bangladesh.

    Dr. Islam’s research focuses the sustainable and innovative civil engineering materials for the new generation and he has more than 100 publications including several reference books, several text books, over 60 scholarly journal articles, several technical reports and conference papers. Dr. Islam is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is associated with the American General Contractors (AGC) and so on.