Design and Construction of Concrete Floors
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Design and Construction of Concrete Floors outlines the key principles needed for the production of a good floor which can be relied on to not only support and restrain other parts of the building, but also to meet the needs of the user.
The book covers:
* Uses of concrete floors
* Structural design
* Concrete used specifically for floors
* Cracks and joints
* Floor surface properties
This book is ideal for structural engineers and others in the building and design industry that want to use a balanced approach and look beyond structural strength in the design of a good floor.
The book draws on both European and American experience, citing both British and US standards – all of which have been amended and updated since the last edition.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Thinking about Floor Design Part 1: The uses of concrete floors 2. Non-Industrial Floors 3. Warehouse Floors 4. Factor and Special Floors Part 2: Structural Design 5. Structural Design of Ground-Supported Floors 6. Structural Design of Suspended Floors Part 3: Concrete Floors 7. Properties of Plastic Concrete 8. Properties of Hardened Concrete 9. The Components of Concrete 10. Mix Design and Mixing 11. Transporting and Placing Concrete 12. Curing Part 4: Joints and Cracks 13. Cracks 14. Curling 15. Joints 16. Crack Control in Ground-Supported Floors Part 5: The Floor Surface 17. Floor Finishing 18. Concrete Toppings 19. Surface Regularity 20. Resistance to Wear 21. Resistance to Chemical Attack 22. Preparation for Coatings, Toppings and Floorcoverings Glossary Index
George Garber has worked in the UK and is now based in the US as a Partner at Face Consultants in Lexington, Kentucky.