advance materials and techniques for reinforced concrete structures second edition written pdf
There is a race among investors in the construction of high-rise buildings due to its
potential for high profits in the global real estate industry. Therefore, the major challenge for structural engineers is how to achieve the goals of investors and architects.
The aim of this new edition is to present the most up-to-date advanced materials and construction techniques used in the reinforced concrete structure industry.
Because advanced materials are growing parallel to the development of new structural systems, the advantages and disadvantages of the different structure systems
are very important from the durability, reliability, and construction points of view.
This edition also includes topics regarding Eurocodes in the concrete industry.
This book is intended to serve as a guide to junior and senior engineers who
work in design, construction, and maintenance of reinforced concrete structures to
assist them in choosing the most reasonable structural system, materials, method of
construction, and maintenance plan.
Construction quality control is the main factor that allows a firm to be competitive in the market, so this book is written in a way that helps structural engineers to
easily understand the statistical parameters that govern quality control in concrete
construction projects. Its aim is to avoid complicated statistical terms and instead be
more applicable by using strong theoretical background information to help analyze
and meet concrete construction quality control criteria.
This book consists of three main approaches: the first approach presents ways
to control a project to achieve the owner’s target and discusses different loads that
affect the buildings from the point of view of the international codes. In addition, the
different structural systems that are used in traditional and high-rise buildings are
presented with advantages and disadvantages to assist the designer in choosing the
optimum system to meet stability, reliability, and architectural requirements.
The second main approach describes the traditional and most recent materials
used in concrete technology, such as high-strength, high-performance, and selfcompacted concrete. Moreover, the book presents the modern techniques used in all
construction stages in temperate and hot climate regions.
In the last chapter, new approaches to the integrity management system are presented by describing the advanced maintenance plan philosophy as risk-based for
reinforced concrete structures.
This book will serve as a practical guide to advanced materials, design, and construction techniques in concrete structures for normal and high-rise buildings under
different environmental conditions.
This book is dedicated to the memory of my mother and my father,
and to my wife and my children, Maey, Hisham, and Mayar.