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The book first published in 1982, has seen more than 25 reprints. The popularity of this book amongst students and practicing engineers has given me the encouragement to revise this book to make it more useful to them. The proposal and encouragement given by officers of S. Chand & Company to bring this Sixth Edition in multicolour should make the book more useful and attractive.
Concrete technology is becoming a major branch of civil engineering. It is becoming the backbone of infrastructural developments of every country. It has made tremendous advancement in the western and the eastern world. Though India is lagging behind, we are catching up fast with the rest of the world.
The quantity of concrete and other cement products made, utilising over 120 million tons of cement to cater for the tremendous infrastructural development that is taking place in the country, is making the concrete industry one of the biggest in monetary terms. Western and Eastern countries have been making concrete of strength M40, M80, M100 and over. In the recent past, we in India have started using concrete of strength M30, M50 and even M75. We have a long way to go to learn and practice the art and science of making High Performance Concrete (HPC) yet. The recent revision of IS 456, code of practice for plain and reinforced concrete is guiding concrete technologists to make strong and durable concrete.
Major revision has been carried out in Fifth and Sixth Edition. Topics, such as blended cements, use of admixtures and their use, field trials to find out their suitability, compatibility and dosage, RMe, pumping of concrete, latest methods mix design step by step, and extensive unconventional deliberation on durability, have been included.
Another special feature of this Sixth Edition is the inclusion of SELF COMPACTING CONCRETE, a revolutionary method of concrete construction. This innovative method which is found only in journals and seminar proceedings is rarely incorporated in text books. Similarly, other latest research information on Bacteria Concrete Geopolymer Concrete and Basalt fibre concrete are also included.
The book incorporates relevant information on numerous Indian standard specifications and code of practices relating to cement and concrete, including the latest revision of IS 456 of 2000 in respect of section 2 on materials, workmanship, inspection, testing and acceptance criteria. The book should serve as a vehicle to disseminate the information to all those who are interested in concrete construction.
I am sure that this multicolour revised edition will prove to be very useful to students of engineering, architects, practicing engineers and teachers in all engineering colleges. If this book helps to enthuse the readers and enable them to make better concrete at our construction sites.
May 2005 M.S. SHETTY
|Title||Concrete Technology: Theory And Practice|
|Author|| M.S. SHETTY (BE, ME, FICI, FIIBE, FIE, MACCE) |
Technical Advisor, MC Bauchemie (Ind) Pvt. Ltd.,Principal Technical Consultant, Grasim Industries, Ltd.,Consultant to IMCC Delhi Metro Corporation Formerly Senior Prof. and Head of Department of Construction Engineering College of Military Engineering (CME), Pune Ministry of Defence
|Publication|| S. CHAND & COMPANY LTD. |
Multicolour Illustrative Edition
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