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Concrete In Australia : March 2012
Concrete in Australia Vol 38 No 1 57 Properties of concrete (pbk) NEVILLE, A. M., Prenitice Hall, October 2011 First published in 1963, this has been internationally acclaimed as the definitive work of reference on the subject for both the professional and the student engineer. e fifth edition has been updated to reflect advances in concrete technology over the past decade, yet it still retains the original aim: to provide reliable, comprehensive and practical information on the properties and use of concrete, and the selection of mix proportions all based on scientific observations and the author s extensive engineering experience. e emphasis is on understanding the behaviour of concrete and relating it to physical and chemical phenomena involved in its performance in service. Also, the scientific basis of the information provided is invaluable in planning research and in the interpretation of test results. Simplified design of reinforced concrete buildings Portland Cement Association, Skokie, 2011 e new fourth edition gives practicing engineers ways to reduce the design time, while still complying with the letter and intent of the ACI Standard 318, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. e simplified design procedures are an attempt to satisfy the various design considerations that need to be addressed in the structural design and detailing of primary framing members of a reinforced concrete building by the simplest and quickest procedures possible. It aims to arrange the information in the code in an organised step-by-step procedure for the building and member design. e formulae and language avoid complicated legal terminology without changing the intent or the objective of the code. e publication contains twelve chapters covering the design and requirements for beams, one-way slab, two-way slab systems, columns, structural walls, footings, structural detailing, formwork, fire resistance, earthquake forces and "Introduction to Sustainable Design". SP-275 Fiber-reinforced polymer reinforcement for concrete structures 10th International Symposium CD-ROM SEN, R., SERACINO, R., SHIELD, C. et al. (Eds.)., ACI 2011 is CD-ROM contains 72 papers from the 10th International Symposium held in Tampa, Florida, US. e papers address internally reinforced members, strengthening of columns, material characterisation, bond, emerging fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) systems, shear strengthening, fatigue and anchorage systems, masonry, extreme events, applications, durability, and strengthening. e papers emphasise the experimental, analytical, and numerical validations of using FRP composites and are aimed at providing insights needed for improving existing guidelines. e increasing maturity and acceptance of FRP is reflected by several papers that provide background information on the recent design codes and guidelines relating to blast and seismic repair. New frontiers of FRP research are explored, addressing emerging materials, and systems and applications for extreme events, such as fires and earthquakes, which will further consolidate FRP s preeminent position. SP-277 Recent advances in maintenance and repair of concrete bridges [CD-ROM] KIM, Y. J. (Ed.), ACI, 2010 is CD-ROM contains twelve papers that were presented at sessions sponsored by ACI Committee 345 at the ACI Spring 2010 Convention in Chicago, US. e papers contain information relating to the current technology for concrete bridge repair and maintenance. e papers present case studies of damage and corresponding repair, state-of-the-art repair technologies, evaluation and inspection techniques, and maintenance of existing concrete bridges. SP-278 Frontiers in the use of polymers in concrete [CD-ROM] TAHA, M. R. (Ed.), ACI, 2011 is CD-ROM contains nine papers sponsored by ACI Committee 548. e extended use of polymers in concrete has grown significantly in the last two decades. is is demonstrated from the common use of epoxy to repair cracks, to the use of polymer concrete overlays to protect bridge decks. e papers provide insight into the current state of research and development for the use of polymers in concrete and new trends that will shape the frontiers of the polymer concrete industry in the near future. Forensic structural engineering handbook, second edition RATAY, R. T. (Ed.), McGraw-Hill, New York, 2010 Review by Kenneth L Carper, Washington State University. e first edition of the Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, published in 2000, has been updated and expanded to reflect changes in codes and standards, new investigative tools and techniques, and the evolving role of the expert witness in dispute resolution. If your practice includes forensic engineering, this revised volume deserves a prominent place in your library. It is a multiauthored text that assembles contributions by 26 leading authorities in the field. e contributions are skillfully organised and well coordinated by the editor, Robert Ratay, who is both a respected academic and a practitioner of forensic structural engineering. In addition to practicing forensic engineers, engineering students and any design professional who seeks an understanding of the true nature of materials and construction systems as they perform over the life of a facility will benefit from reading this book. LATEST TITLES Concrete Institute of Australia members are welcome to use the Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia s library services. The library is located at the CCAA s Sydney office on Level 6, 504 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW. The databases can be accessed electronically via www.concrete.net.au. The postal address is Locked Bag 2010, St Leonards, NSW 1590. Phone: (61 2) 9437 9711 fax: (61 2) 9437 9470, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.