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1st Edition

Concrete and Steel Construction
Quality Control and Assurance

ISBN 9781466577947
Published December 16, 2013 by CRC Press
348 Pages 227 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Starting with the receipt of materials and continuing all the way through to the final completion of the construction phase, Concrete and Steel Construction: Quality Control and Assurance examines all the quality control and assurance methods involving reinforced concrete and steel structures. This book explores the proper ways to achieve high-quality construction projects, and also provides a strong theoretical and practical background. It introduces information on quality techniques and quality management, and covers the principles of quality control.

The book presents all of the quality control and assurance protocols and non-destructive test methods necessary for concrete and steel construction projects, including steel materials, welding and mixing, and testing. It covers welding terminology and procedures, and discusses welding standards and procedures during the fabrication process, as well as the welding codes. It also considers the total quality management system based on ISO 9001, and utilizes numerous international and industry building standards and codes.

  •  Covers AISC, ACI, BS, and AWS codes
  •  Examines methods for concrete quality control in hot and cold weather applications, as well as material properties
  •  Illustrates methods for non-destructive testing of concrete and for steel welding—radiographic, ultrasonic, and penetration and other methods.
  •  Addresses ISO 9001 standards—designed to provide organizations better quality control systems
  •  Includes a checklist to be considered as a QA template

Developed as a handbook for industry professionals, this book also serves as a resource for anyone who is working in construction and on non-destructive inspection testing for concrete and steel structures.

Table of Contents


Effective Total Quality Management System


Quality System

ISO 9000

Quality Management Requirements

Project Quality Control in Various Stages

Operational Phase of the Project

Total Building Commissioning System

Concrete Materials and Tests


Concrete Materials Test



Concrete Materials Tests


Essential Statistics Information

Basics of Concrete Mix Design

Egyptian Code

British Standard (BS)

American Specifications (ACI)

Fresh Concrete Tests

Define Concrete Density

Define Settlement for Fresh Concrete

Determining Compaction Factor for Fresh Concrete

High Performance Concrete Mix

Pumped Concrete Mix


Construction Quality Control


Execute the Wooden Form

Allowable Tolerance in the Dimensions

Detailing, Fabrication and Installation of The Steel Bar

Concrete Cover and Its Specifications

Concrete Pouring

Compaction Procedure

Execute Curing

Hot Weather Concrete

High Strength Concrete Quality

Self-Compacted Concrete (SCC)

Lightweight Aggregate Concrete

Cold Weather


Non-Destructive Test for Concrete


Core Test

Rebound Hammer

Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity

Load Test for Concrete Members

Pullout Test

Define Chloride Content in Harden Concrete

Concrete Cover Measurements

Comparison between Different Tests

Steel Structure Quality Control


Steel Properties

Design Situations


Welding Types

Stud Weld

Quality Control on Site

Inspection and Testing


Non Destructive Testing For Steel Structure


Visual Test

Radiographic Test

Ultrasonic Test

Penetration Test

Magnetic Particle Test


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Mohamed A. El-Reedy received his bachelor's degree from Cairo University in 1990, his master's degree in 1995, and his Ph.D from Cairo University in 2000. His main area of research is reliability of concrete and steel structures. Dr. El-Reedy has written numerous publications and presented many papers at local and international conferences. He has published many research papers in international technical journals and has authored four books about total quality management, quality management and quality assurance, economic management for engineering projects, and repair and protection of reinforced concrete structures.