FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Nov. 24, 2008) - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of four new publications and CD-ROMs to educate and inform industry professionals on the newest concrete-related information and technology. As always, ACI members receive a special discount (up to 40 percent) on all ACI publications. Publications can be ordered by calling 248-848-3800 or online at www.concrete.org.

Troubleshooting Concrete Construction (SCM-17(08))This document covers materials and proportioning of concrete; reinforcing and prestressing steels; production, placing, finishing, and curing of concrete; and formwork design and construction. Methods of treatment of joints and embedded items, repair of surface defects, and finishing of formed and unformed surfaces are specified. Separate sections are devoted to architectural concrete, lightweight concrete, mass concrete, prestressed concrete, and shrinkage-compensating concrete. Provisions governing testing, evaluation, and acceptance of concrete as well as acceptance of the structure are included.
Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Number of pages: 245
Order Code: SCM1708.PR
Price: $98.50 (ACI members $59.00)

Nanotechnology of Concrete: Recent Developments and Future Perspectives (SP-254) This volume consists of ten papers that were presented at a technical session, sponsored by ACI Committee 236, Materials of Science of Concrete, at the ACI Fall 2006 Convention in Denver, Colo. Papers include "Nanotechnology in Construction: A Roadmap for Development," "Nanotechnology and Concrete: Research Opportunities," "Molecular Engineering of the Cohesion in Neat and Hybrid Cement Hydrates," and "Use of Atomic Force Microscopy and Nanoindentation for Characterization of Cementitious Materials at the Nanoscale."
Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Number of pages: 164
Order Code: SP254.PR
Price: $79.50 (ACI members $48.00)

Designing Concrete Structures for Fire Safety CD-ROM (SP-255) The aim of this special publication is to present some of the latest research in the area of fire performance of concrete. The ten papers on this CD-ROM present state-of-the-art review and results from both experimental and numerical studies on the various aspects ranging from material properties at elevated temperatures to optimum solutions for overcoming spalling in HSC concrete members exposed to fire.
Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Order Code: SP255CD.PR
Price: $68.50 (ACI members $41.00)

Internal Curing of High Performance Concrete: Lab and Field Experiences CD-ROM (SP-256)The papers contained in this CD-ROM were presented at the Fall 2007 American Concrete Institute Convention in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The two half-day technical sessions brought together engineers and material scientists from around the world to discuss laboratory research, case studies, and practical applications related to internal curing of high-performance concretes.
Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Order Code: SP256CD.PR
Price: $56.50 (ACI members $34.00)