• Book Name: Design and Construction of Concrete Floors
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Design and Construction of Concrete Floors PDF

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Contents of Design and Construction of Concrete Floors PDF Free Download

1 Thinking about floor design 
The floor’s dual role 
A user-oriented approach 
Beyond structural design 
A balanced approach 
Method versus performance specifications 
Single-course floors 
Lessons from roadbuilding 
Remedies for bad work 
Part I The uses of concrete floors 
2 Non-industrial floors 
Residential floors 
Office floors 
Floors for the retail trade 
Institutional floors 
3 Warehouse floors 
Storage systems 
Materials-handling systems 
Battery-charging areas 
The load-class system
4 Factory and special floors 
Factory floor
Special floors 
Part II Structural design 
5 Structural design of ground-supported floors 
Structural types 
Design methods 
Design based on experience 
Design considerations 
6 Structural design of suspended floors 
Types of suspended floors 
Choosing a floor type 
The design process 
Design considerations 
Part III Concrete for floors 
7 Properties of plastic concrete 
Setting time 
Plastic settlement 
8 Properties of hardened concrete 
Impact resistance 
Modulus of elasticity 
Drying shrinkage 
Thermal coefficient 
9 The components of concrete 
10 Mix design and mixing 
Mix design 
11 Transporting and placing concrete 
Transporting concrete 
Slab layout
Side forms 
Tools for placing concrete
The next step
12 Curing
Curing methods
How to choose a curing method
Part IV Joints and Cracks
13 Cracks 
Plastic-shrinkage cracks
Plastic-settlement cracks 
Crazing 209
Drying-shrinkage cracks
Thermal-contraction cracks 
Structural cracks
Crack repair
14 Curling 
False curling
Resisting curl 
Limiting curl 
Designing around curl 
Repairing curled slabs 
15 Joints 
The function of joints 
Joint types 
Load transfer at joints 
Inducing joints 
Joint fillers 
Armoured joints 
Joint sealants
16 Crack control in ground-supported floors 
The “let it crack” approach 
Unreinforced floors with joints 
Reinforced floors without joints 
Reinforced floors with joints 
Sub-slab friction
Part V The floor surface 
17 Floor finishing 
Principles of finishing
Tools for finishing
The order of finishing steps 
Types of finishes 
Other finishing methods 
How to specify finishes 
18 Concrete toppings 
Monolithic toppings
Bonded toppings 
Unbonded toppings 
Forbidden thicknesses 
Cement–sand screeds 
Terrazzo 309
Summary – choosing a topping 
19 Surface regularity
Flatness and levelness 
Defined versus random traffic 
The TR 34 system 
Straightedge tolerances
Factors that affect surface regularity 
Superflat floors 
20 Resistance to wear 
The traditional approach 
Classifying wear resistance 
Testing wear resistance 
How to specify wear resistance 
Factors that affect wear resistance 
Improving wear resistance
21 Resistance to chemical attack 
Concrete’s chemical resistance 
Protecting the concrete 
Attack from below 
22 Preparation for coatings, toppings 
and floorcoverings
Surface regularity

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