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Good Concrete Text Book?

Good Concrete Text Book?

Good Concrete Text Book?

I am looking for recommendations to upgrade my concrete text book to go with recent code updates and new design procedures.  Are there any particular books that I should look to first?

Preferably, it would reflect the latest ACI code.

RE: Good Concrete Text Book?

I would look to Nilson's tome - it is in the >17th edition I believe.

RE: Good Concrete Text Book?

Well, just go to ACI and pick up the latest in ACI's Manual of Concrete Practice.

RE: Good Concrete Text Book?

I like "Notes on ACI 318-02 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete" by PCA.  It has lots of examples with emphasis on revisions from earlier codes and areas where they sense some confusion on code interpretation.

RE: Good Concrete Text Book?

MacGregor writes a good concrete text.  Don't know if he has an addition for ACI 318-02 yet.  He is a Canadian, eh, so you know it will be a good book.  :)

Go Canada!!

RE: Good Concrete Text Book?

An excellent reference is Design of Reinforced Concrete, 5th Edition, by Jack McCormac available through ASCE Website. Reflects all code requirements per ACI 318 and interpretations.


RE: Good Concrete Text Book?

I have both MacGregor and McCormac books. I like practical books like McCormac. It is not as thorough, but seems to be written with the student or practicing engineer in mind.

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