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2nd Edition

Design and Construction of Concrete Floors

ISBN 9780367866853
Published December 12, 2019 by CRC Press
394 Pages

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Book Description

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

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George Garber has worked in the UK and is now based in the US as a Partner at Face Consultants in Lexington, Kentucky.