Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 27, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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This new edition of Ken Day's established professional guide provides comprehensive, readily understandable assistance to concrete producers in the design and control of their product, and looks as far as possible into the future of concrete.

Concrete has become a complex material, generating hundreds, if not thousands, of PhD theses and a substantial number of computerised systems. Having originated the first of such systems, Ken Day now shows how to apply the principles with or without elaborate systems. Such systems pay big dividends to the larger producer but this book still shows the small producer how to achieve competitive mix designs and close quality control without either excessive expenditure or extensive theoretical study.

The accompanying website,, offers free programs and access to continually updated advice.

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About the author (2006)

Ken Day is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, Fellow of the Institute of Concrete Technologists, UK, and an Honorary Member of the Concrete Institute of Australia. He is former principal of Concrete Advice Pty Ltd.

Ken Day has been at the cutting edge of concrete mix design and quality control since the early 1950s. He has held positions as a university lecturer and a structural designer, and in production, R&D and management in the precast and ready mixed concrete industries. He ran his own consultancy for 28 years, providing services to many major clients and projects in several countries.

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