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Concrete Construction & Estimating Image - Click to enlargeExplains how to estimate the quantity of labor and materials needed, plan the job, erect fiberglass, steel, or prefabricated forms, install shores and scaffolding, handle the concrete into place, set joints, finish and cure the concrete. Full of practical reference data, cost estimates, and examples.

571 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2

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Concrete Construction & Estimating
Edited by Craig Avery

This manual explains all concrete work, from simple slabs to highways and multi-story buildings, including:

  • Estimating Costs (over 100 pages)
  • Planning the job
  • Using wood, fiberglass, steel, & prefabricated panel forms
  • Erecting shores and scaffolding
  • Installing footing, stab, wall, column, beam & girder forms
  • Placing reinforcing
  • Handling concrete into place
  • Setting control and isolation joints
  • Finishing techniques (both hand & machine)
  • Curing

You'll learn the best methods for transporting, pumping, and placing concrete; the right type of joint to avoid cracking; how your mix and curing method affect strength; what curing compounds to use, and more. Includes how to avoid hot, dry and cold weather problems.

Everyone who works with concrete should have these step-by-step instructions, illustrations, charts, reference data, cost estimates, and examples.



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