While there are many books on concrete technology, finding one that focuses strictly on improving concrete quality had been difficult until now. Improving Concrete Quality discusses how to improve performance, reduce time and costs, and lower the environmental footprint of concrete while also resulting in an overall improvement in the quality of concrete construction.
It delves into basic statistics and how to use test data. Other topics include non-standard testing and initial curing, abnormal material variation, how to control mixing water variation, improve batching accuracy, ensure ingredient material quality and elements of a quality management system, and how to do a quality audit.
Producers will come away with implementable steps to reduce variability and attain a more consistent product. Suggestions are provided on how architects and engineers can ensure good quality concrete through their specifications. And it will also help testing labs measure and improve testing quality and assist cementitious and admixture suppliers to better understand how their material variability affects concrete performance. Order today from the NRMCA.