1st Edition

Concrete and Steel Construction Quality Control and Assurance

By Mohamed A. El-Reedy Copyright 2014
    348 Pages 227 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.


    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



    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.