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The DVD version of the popular PCA video. Overview of the purpose and function of the concrete inspector using real-world situations. Part I focuses on the inspector's role prior to concrete placement. Part II looks at the inspector's role after the concrete has arrived on site.
Item Code: DVD125
Price: $25.00

Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures has been the cement and concrete industry’s primary reference on concrete knowledge for almost 100 years. Since the first edition was published in 1924, the U.S. version has been updated 16 times to reflect advances in cement and concrete technology and to meet the growing needs of architects, engineers, builders, concrete producers, concrete technologists, instructors, and students.

This fully revised 17th edition was written to provide a concise, current reference on concrete, including the many developments that occurred since the last edition was published in 2016. The text is backed by over 100 years of research by the Portland Cement Association and other industry groups. It reflects the latest guidance on standards, specifications, and test methods of ASTM International (ASTM), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

The 17th edition includes an in-depth restructuring of the existing content, presenting a 40% increase in new information over the prior edition within the previous chapters. This edition also has added two new chapters on imperfections in concrete, and innovations in concrete.

Over 3 million copies of past editions of the book have been distributed, making this book a primary reference on concrete technology.

Print editions will be shipped every Friday

Item Code: PCA-BK1
Price: $149.00
The sixth edition of PCA's Concrete Masonry Handbook for Architects, Engineers, Builders reflects the state-of-the-practice for concrete masonry construction presented in a revised layout style. More than 200 color photos describe designing and building with concrete masonry. Like the previous version, this handbook contains nine chapters, giving comprehensive coverage to materials - from units, to mortar, to grout. The chapters on design and construction provide an introduction to the structural behavior of masonry elements, including the types of loads acting on structures, how loads are carried, key components of masonry walls, and a detailed description of placing masonry. Includes information on applications for concrete masonry structures, finishes such as paint and plaster, more than 40 details of masonry sections, and a brand new glossary.
Item Code: EB008
Price: $0.00
This expanded fourth edition describes the design, construction, and repair of concrete floors on ground for a variety of floor classifications. The approach described emphasizes attaining the best possible balance among service requirements, cost, and maintenance. In addition to an updated thickness design procedure, the text includes a discussion of concrete drying, shrinkage, joint stability, floor flatness and levelness, moisture testing and floor coverings, concrete durability, floor maintenance and repair, special floor types including white concrete floors, and a glossary of slab-on-ground terms.
Item Code: EB075.04
Price: $45.00
Unwanted moisture in concrete floors annually causes millions of dollars in damage to buildings in the United States. Problems from excessive moisture include deterioration and de-bonding of floor coverings, trip-and-fall hazards, microbial growth leading to reduced indoor air quality, staining, and deterioration of building finishes. Understanding moisture in concrete leads to design of floors and flooring systems that provide excellent service for many years. This publication discusses sources of moisture, drying of concrete, methods of measuring moisture, construction practices, specifications, and responsibilities for successful floor projects. The second edition incorporates a brief discussion of terrazzo issues, an extended discussion of issues with ASTM F1869 moisture emission testing, additional references on drying times of lightweight concrete, and updates to the sources of supplies and standards.
Item Code: EB119.02
Price: $25.00
This publication is a basic guide outlining the standard practices and procedures for planning, building, and finishing interior or exterior concrete flatwork (sidewalks, driveways, patios, floors) and steps. It supercedes the PCA Cement Mason's Guide. With expanded information pertaining to material selection and construction practices, it supplies the reader with a wealth of new information.

While intended primarily for concrete finishers and concrete finisher apprentices, the information contained in this guide will benefit homebuilders, contractors, architects, engineers, landscape architects, homeowners, vocational education students, specification writers, inspectors, and others.

The recommendations given here are based on current best practices and technical information (provided in both metric and inch-pound to allow for use in government projects as well as public works). Note: Material selection, construction practices and safety regulations for heavy commercial and industrial applications are beyond the scope of this document.

Item Code: EB122
Price: $30.00
Improve concrete's durabilty by knowing what chemicals attack it and what you can do to protect it. Nearly 250 substances (salts, acids, etc.) are listed along with a description of their effects on concrete and recommended protective treatments.
Item Code: IS001
Price: $25.00
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