1st Edition

Concrete Materials and Technology A Practical Guide

By Kambiz Janamian, José Aguiar Copyright 2023
    396 Pages 250 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The design and implementation of high-quality concrete demands an underlying knowledge of concrete fundamentals as well as its constituent materials, and in various formulations. Starting with the basics, Concrete Materials and Technology: A Practical Guide examines the production and chemistry of cement, as well as the different types and their applications. Quality control processes and numerous methods for testing are presented and explained in detail. This book presents the fundamentals of concrete technology and serves as a useful guide for civil engineering students, project managers, concrete quality control managers and technicians.


    • Explains the basics of different components and applications for different types of concrete

    • Presents numerous methods for testing of concrete

    1. Introduction to Concrete Technology. 2. Portland Cement. 3. Mineral Additives (Supplementary Cementitious Materials). 4. Aggregates. 5. Chemical Admixtures. 6. Water for Concrete. 7. Testing of Concrete. 8. Durability of Concrete Structures. 9. Concrete Mix Design. 10. Production, Transportation, and Implementation of Concrete. 11. Usage of Fibers in Concrete. 12. Hot and Cold Weather Concreting. 13. Concrete for Special Purposes.


    Kambiz Janamian is an experienced civil engineer and concrete technologist. He worked for more than 10 years in ready mixed concrete plants as the QC and development supervisor and consultant. He also worked as a concrete admixture formulator and researcher for many years. He was the supervisor for many joint projects between the concrete industry and universities. His research is related to concrete mix design, concrete admixtures, PCE super-plasticizers, ultra-high-performance concrete, and many other subjects related to the concrete technology. He published five books on concrete technology with the subjects of high-performance concrete, shrinkage and cracks in concrete, concrete admixtures, concrete mix design, and using of plasticizers and super-plasticizers.

    José Barroso Aguiar is an associate professor with habilitation at the Department of Civil Engineering of University of Minho, Portugal. He gained his BSc in civil engineering in 1982 and received his PhD in civil engineering in 1990. He has over 250 publications. His main areas of interest include durability of concrete, concrete-polymer composites, incorporation of wastes in concrete, and energy efficiency of buildings. He published a book A Comprehensive Method for Concrete Mix Design, 2020, Materials Research Forum.