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PCA Notes on ACI 318-08 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete with Design Applications

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: M. E. Kamara, L. C. Novak, B. G. Rabbat

Year: 2008

Pages: 1026

Price: $125.00

The tenth edition of the classic PCA publication updated to reflect code changes introduced Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, ACI 318-08, and Commentary, ACI 318R-08. All design examples in this text have been revised to reflect the new notation and terminology, load and strength reduction factors, and the unified design provisions for reinforced and prestressed concrete members under flexure and axial load. An alternative torsion design method is summarized and its application illustrated through an example. Enhanced provisions for the design of anchors are described, and their application is illustrated through several examples.


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PCA Notes on ACI 318-05 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete with Design Applications

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: M. E. Kamara, B. G. Rabbat

Year: 2005

Pages: 1008

Price: $165.00

PCA Notes on ACI 318-05 will help you apply the provisions of ACI 318-05 to the design and construction of concrete structures. Prepared with the engineers and architects in mind, PCA Notes is also a valuable aid to educators, undergraduate and graduate students, contractors, materials and product manufacturers, building code authorities, and inspectors.


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Simplified Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: M. E. Kamara, L. C. Novak

Year: 2011

Pages: 330

Price: $95.00

This new, fourth edition presents practicing engineers with timesaving analysis, design, and detailing methods of primary framing members of a reinforced concrete building. Revised and updated to ACI 318-11, it incorporates seismic and wind load provisions to comply with the International Building Code (2009 IBC). All equations, design aids, graphs, and code requirements have been updated to the current codes. Expanded illustrations of the theory and fundamentals and new timesaving design aids were added to include a wider range of concrete strengths. Also contains a new chapter on sustainable design.


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Simplified Design: Reinforced Concrete Buildings of Moderate Size and Height

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: Iyad Alsamsam, M. E. Kamara

Year: 2004

Pages: 300

Price: $95.00

Learn timesaving analysis, design, and detailing methods for reinforced concrete buildings. Methods presented are applicable to concrete buildings of any size and height, and are particularly economical for heights of one- to seven-stories. Significant guidance is provided for preliminary design and overall structural economy through formwork and reinforcement details.


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Seismic Detailing of Concrete Buildings

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: David Fanella

Year: 2007

Pages: 80

Price: $55.00

This publication contains a comprehensive summary of the seismic detailing requirements contained in Chapter 21 of Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (318-05) and Commentary (318R-05), which is adopted by reference in the 2006 International Building Code.


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Seismic and Wind Design of Concrete Buildings

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: S.K. Ghosh

Year: 2009

Pages: 560

Price: $119.00

This publication is an essential resource to comprehend the basic considerations for the design of concrete buildings for earthquake and wind forces. It covers the seismic and wind design provisions of the 2009 IBC/ASCE 7-05/ACI 318-08. Application of the seismic and wind provisions is illustrated by designing and detailing typical structural members in buildings that are located in areas of low, moderate, and high seismic risk on different types of soil.


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Seismic and Wind Design of Concrete Buildings

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: S.K. Ghosh, Qiang Shen

Year: 2006

Pages: 560

Price: $119.00

This publication is an essential resource to comprehend the basic considerations for the design of concrete buildings for earthquake and wind forces. It covers the seismic and wind design provisions of the 2006 IBC/ASCE 7-05. Application of the seismic and wind provisions is illustrated by designing and detailing typical structural members in buildings that are located in areas of low, moderate, and high seismic risk on different types of soil.


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CRSI Design Handbook + CD-ROM

Publisher: Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)

Author: Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)

Year: 2008

Pages: 600

Price: $299.95

The 10th edition of the most comprehensive reference book for cast-in-place reinforced concrete design since 1952. Complete tabulated design and detailing of the most common reinforced concrete structural members such as columns, beams, footings, pile caps, retaining walls, and floor slab systems. Include the Unified Design concepts presented in ACI 318-08 and many simplified and practical design concepts.

Comes with a companion CD, allowing the ability to search and print specific tables for incorporation into calculations. Dedicated chapters provide extensive detailed design for one-way slabs, standard and wide module joist construction, two solid flat plates and flat slabs, waffle slbas.


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PCI Design Handbook, Precast and Prestressed Concrete - 6th Edition

Publisher: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)

Author: None

Year: 2004

Pages: 736

Price: $95.00

The sixth edition of this definitive publication has been revised to reflect the most recent changes in building codes and standards. The handbook provides easy-to-follow design procedures, numerical examples, and design aids. Published by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. 2004, 750 pages.


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LRFD Design of Cast-in-Place Concrete Bridges

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: Elissa Schneider

Year: 2006

Pages: 142

Price: $95.00

This book presents step-by-step analysis and design procedures for cast-in-place bridge superstructures with minimal use of computer software. All procedures are in accordance to AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Includes five detailed design examples.


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Concrete Floors on Ground

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: J. A. Farny, S. M. Tarr

Year: 2008

Pages: 239

Price: $95.00

Long-term performance of concrete floors is no accident. Various factors affecting slab thickness and other design elements such as joints and subgrade considerations need attention. Geared to designers, this expanded fourth edition describes the design, construction, and repair of concrete floors on ground emphasizing attaining the best possible balance among service requirements, cost, and maintenance.


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Concrete Masonry Handbook for Architects, Engineers, Builders

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: J. A. Farny, J. M. Melander, W.C. Panarese

Year: 2008

Pages: 304

Price: $75.00

From proven practices to innovations in materials and methods, this book delivers sound technical information on design and construction with concrete masonry. Includes descriptions of constituent materials such as masonry units, mortar, and grout, and provides an introduction to the structural behavior of masonry.


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Blast Resistant Design Guide for Reinforced Concrete Structures

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: M. E. Kamara, D McCann, S Smith

Year: 2009

Pages: 152

Price: $65.00

This guide, which includes a foreword by the late Dr. Gene Corley, provides structural engineers with a practical treatment of the design of cast-in-place reinforced concrete structures to resist the effects of blast loads. Readers will be able to understand the principles of blast-resistant design, determine the kind and degree of resistance a structure needs, and specify the materials and details required to provide it. Guidelines are provided for detailing requirements for blast resistance and detailing philosophy and reinforcement splicing are introduced for columns, beams, slabs, walls and joints. It includes a final chapter devoted to design methods that can protect structures against progressive collapse.


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Prevention of Progressive Collapse in Multistory Concrete Buildings

Publisher: N/A

Author: Steven M. Baldridge, S.K. Ghosh, Francis K. Humay

Year: 2009

Pages: 324

Price: $50.00

Recent world events have heightened public awareness of building safety and security issues. Engineers are now often faced with considering the prevention of progressive collapse in multistory building design. The most prevalent design guidance currently available on this topic is provided by two federal agencies - the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).


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Mass Concrete for Buildings and Bridges

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: John Gajda

Year: 2007

Pages: 33

Price: $65.00

Mass concrete has been historically associated with large structures such as dams and other large volume placements. However, due to the increasingly common use of fast-track construction practices and high-performance concretes with high cementitious contents, mass concrete issues are being experienced in typical bridge and building placements. Understanding the causes of mass concrete issues (high internal temperatures and temperature-related cracking) is the key to producing a structure that provides many years of service. This document provides practical guidance to aid in understanding mass concrete, how to manage concrete temperatures, and prevent or minimize temperature-related cracking.


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Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 14th Edition

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: S.H. Kosmatka, M. L. Wilson

Year: 2016

Pages: 360

Price: $90.00

Every industry has one outstanding reference book, and for concrete it is Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures the guide to applications, methods, and materials. For more than 85 years, the publication has been the cement and concrete industry's primary reference on concrete technology. The fully revised 15th edition published in 2011 highlights the many advances that have occurred in the past decade while providing a concise, current reference on the fundamentals of concrete technology and construction. This book is a must have for anyone involved with concrete.


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Finishing Concrete with Color and Texture

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: S.H. Kosmatka

Year: 2004

Pages: 63

Price: $35.00

This guide provides the basics for planning and constructing decorative concrete slabs, including exposed aggregate finishes, textured finishes, geometric patterns, and stained finishes.


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Rectangular Concrete Tanks

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Year: 1998

Pages: 189

Price: $50.00

Conventionally reinforced (non-prestressed) concrete tanks have been used extensively in municipal and industrial facilities for several decades. The design of these structures requires that attention be given not only to strength requirements, but to serviceability requirements as well. A properly designed tank must be able to withstand the applied loads without cracks that could cause leakage. The goal of designing and constructing a structurally sound tank that will not leak is achieved by providing the proper amount and distribution of reinforcement, the proper spacing and detailing of construction joints, and the use of quality concrete, placed using proper construction practices.


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Effect of Cement Characteristics on Concrete Properties

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Year: 2005

Pages: 44

Price: $35.00

Information is provided on how the properties of fresh and hardened concrete are related to cement properties and characteristics. Summary tables compare the changes in characteristics of cement with predicted or observed concrete behavior. These tables are somewhat theoretical in that they assume that only one parameter is changed at a time - everything else remains the same. The tables do, however, provide a guideline for the user to correlate cement characteristics with the trends in the properties of concrete.


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Design of Liquid-Containing Concrete Structures for Earthquake Forces

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Year: 2002

Pages: 54

Price: $35.00

This publication provides requirements and guidelines for the design and detailing of liquid-containing structures for earthquake forces using the IBC 2000, UBC 1997, UBC 1994, BOCA 1996, and SBC 1997 model codes. Since many of these issues are complex and currently being researched and debated, the interpretations given in this publication are by no means final.


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Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Year: 1998

Pages: 55

Price: $35.00

The objectives of this report are to summarize the current state of the art in fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) technology and identify areas where additional research is needed. Fabrication techniques, material properties, and applications associated with several different FRC systems will be discussed. Information in this report is based on available literature and contacts with industry experts.


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Concrete Information

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: B Kerkhoff

Year: 2001

Pages: 36

Price: $35.00

Portland cement concrete is durable in most natural environments; however, concrete is sometimes used in ares such as chemical processing plants where it is exposed to substances that can attack and deteriorate it. This publication discusses the effects of many substances on concrete and provides guidelines to protective treatment.


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High-Strength Concrete

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: J. A. Farny, W.C. Panarese

Year: 1994

Pages: 56

Price: $35.00

This publication includes new information as the types, dosages, and uses of chemical and mineral admixtures; sample material proportions for typical HSC mixtures; detailed discussions of comprehensive strength, ultimate strength, and in-place strength - including drilled cores; and strength comparisons between cylinders of various dimensions. As well as greatly expanded discussions of topics such as modulus elasticity and durability; and methods of developing optimal mixture proportions with available materials.


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Concrete Floor Systems

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: David Fanella

Year: 2000

Pages: 43

Price: $35.00

The main objectives of this publication are to provide preliminary estimates of material quantities for cast-in-place concrete floor systems for a variety of span and loading conditions, and assist in the selection of an economical system. The information provided in this publication can be used as the guide in selecting an economical concrete floor system in the preliminary design stages. It also shows what effect the different variables have in the selection process.


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Circular Concrete Tanks Without Prestressing

Publisher: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Author: Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Year: 1993

Pages: 56

Price: $35.00

The topics discussed in this publication are loading conditions, design methods, wall thickness, reinforcement, crack control, design of tank walls, design of roof slabs, effect of variation in wall thickness, temperature variation in tank walls, and design of base slabs. A detailed design example is given. Also, at the end of the publication is a list of references pertaining to the design and analysis of tanks.