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Masonry Contractor (2007-11-26)
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The Portland Cement Association's 6th edition of the popular Concrete Masonry Handbook for Architects, Engineers, Builders has been completely updated and now includes more than 200 color photos to describe designing and building with concrete masonry. The handook maintains a similar organization to the previous version, and includes comprehensive coverage of concrete masonry units, mortar, and grout. The design and layout chapter provides an introduction to the structural behavior of masonry elements, including the types of loads acting on structures, and how the loads are carried through key components of masonry walls. Additional chapters address construction of concrete masonry, severe weather construction provisions, finishes for masonry walls, and applications of concrete masonry. The appendix includes more than 40 details of masonry sections, and a comprehensive glossary of masonry terms. This informative handbook reflects the latest applicable codes and standards including requirements in the 2006 International Building Code, the 2005 Masonry Standards Joint Committee Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry, and current ASTM standards. Relevant research and technical publications, including the National Concrete Masonry Association TEK series, are extensively referenced, providing both a thorough understanding of various topics and a key resource for deeper study.
Publication Year: 2015
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone provides a broad understanding of the properties and applications of masonry materials. It then progresses to teaching safe and proper procedures for working with brick, block, and stone. Coverage of concrete form construction and flatwork is also included. Green features address specific topics relating to masonry's impact on the environment. New supplemental teaching materials include PowerPoint presentations and test creation software.Code features reference the International Residential Code and International Building Code, familiarizing students with their requirements.Updated, color images have been added throughout the text to reinforce chapter topics.Over 75 illustrated step-by-step procedures guide student learning.
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures--the guide to applications, methods, and materials, has been the industry’s primary reference on concrete technology for over 90 years. The fully revised 16th edition published in 2016 by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) provides a concise, current reference on the fundamentals of concrete technology and construction.
Many advances have been made in concrete technology over the decades ranging from new materials and testing methods, to improved concrete properties and construction practices. Concrete construction today follows a mantra of quicker, stronger, more durable, more resilient, and more sustainable. That story is proudly displayed within the pages of this centennial edition of Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures.