Concrete is the most widely-used construction material in the world, with this importance comes the necessity to constantly develop and improve this valuable commodity. Developments in the Formulation and Reinforcement of Concrete from Woodhead Publishing summarises the wealth of recent research on improving qualities such as durability and sustainability.
A number of chapters discuss the emergence of a new generation of specialist concretes such as autoclaved aerated concrete, high-strength concrete and sprayed concrete all of which have been designed for specific applications. This discussion has been extended to include how the challenges of particular conditions have been met such as radiation protection and underwater conditions.
Whilst reviewing the future of concrete the final section of the book also examines the influence of so called green issues on development within the concrete industry with the introduction of recycled materials into concrete manufacturing such as waste glass and recycled tires. It is clear that the future of concrete is continued development and progression, Developments in the formulation and reinforcement of concrete therefore plays an important part of ensuring that key trends and developments are comprehensively reviewed and discussed.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Developments in the formulation and reinforcement of concrete will be a standard reference for civil and structural engineers.