Concrete Technology: Theory and Practice, 8/e

Concrete Technology: Theory and Practice, 8/e

Authors : M. S. Shetty & A K Jain

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About the Author

M. S. Shetty :-
He is a Civil Engineer with over 50 years of professional experience. During his long service, he has worked as a site engineer, a research worker, a professor, a post graduate guide, a consultant, and an advisor. Since his retirement in 1989, he has conducted over 100 training programs on various aspects of Concrete Technology to train site engineers of major construction companies, Government, State Government departments and private contractors. He has also delivered over 150 technical lectures on the subject Concrete Technology and related topics to Architects, Builders, Structural consultants and other professional engineers, all over India. Prof. Shetty was a founder Chairman of Indian Concrete Institute, Pune centre. He has worked as Vice President (W) of Indian Concrete Institute, as a member of Board of Studies of Pune University, as a member of Expert Committee and consultant to Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), as a member of working group of Infrastructure of Pimpri Chinchwad New Township Development Authority, (PCNTD) and as a member of National Committee on Science and Technology (NCST), New Delhi. Prof. Shetty received the following awards: * Commendation Medal of Engineer-in-Chief, Army Head quarters, New Delhi * Outstanding Concrete Technologist of India from ICI * C.M. Shah Concrete Technology Award from Institution of Engineers Pune centre * Meritorious Service award from American Concrete Institute India His highly popular & best -selling book is "Concrete Technology: Theory & Practice" Prof. M. S. Shetty, Founder Chairman of Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) Pune, and also an awardee "Outstanding Concrete Technologist of India" for the year 2002, is being honoured by Shree Mahendra Raj, Ex president of (ICI) at New Delhi on 11th Dec. 2008. He was honoured for the significant contribution made by him for the advancement in Concrete Technology in India."

A K Jain :-
He is alumini of IIT Roorkee/ IIT Delhi and fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Concrete Institute, Indian Roads Congress and Indian Building Congress.

About the Book

"Concrete Technology: Theory and Practice" gives students of Civil Engineering a thorough understanding of all aspects of concrete technology from first principles. It covers types of Cement, Admixtures, Concrete strength, durability and testing with reference to national standards.
For more than 30 years, the book has evolved to be a must-read for all students of the subject and has also been a useful reference book for practising engineers.

Salient Features

• Divided into 16 chapters, the book elucidates all theories in an apropos manner.
• Three new Chapters on "Production and Placing of Concrete", "Temperature Control of Concrete at Early Ages and Extreme Weather Concreting" and "Repair Technology for Concrete Structures"
• More than 900 figures, tables and references strengthen the well-explained theoretical concepts.

Table of Content

1. Cement, 2. Types of Cement and Testing of Cement, 3. Aggregates and Testing of Aggregates, 4. Water, 5. Chemical Admixtures and Construction Chemicals, 6. Properties of Fresh Concrete, 7. Production and Placing of Concrete, 8. Strength of Concrete, 9. Elasticity, Creep and Shrinkage, 10. Testing of Hardened Concrete, 11. Durability of Concrete, 12. Concrete Mix Design, 13. Temperature Control of Concrete at Early Ages and Extreme 498-517 Weather Concreting, 14. Special Concretes and Concreting Methods, 15. Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC), 16. Repairs and Maintenance of Concrete Structures • Index