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Concrete Manual



Concrete manual


  • To familiarize Engineering Personnel, Contractors, and Consultants with the fundamentals, principles, and better practices of concrete construction
  • To obtain the best possible concrete pavements and structures, consistent with job specifications


  • Particular emphasis is placed on test methods and inspection procedures for the control of concrete production and placement
  • Includes a description of concrete materials, their uses and applications on concrete pavements, bases, bridges, culverts, curb and gutter, and other miscellaneous construction, construction procedures for the various types of work, items of concern to the Inspectors, duties of the Inspectors, typical design, adjustment of concrete mixes, useful tables, and required report forms
  • Where the instructions in this Manual differ from the Specifications and Plans on a project, the Specifications and Plans shall govern
Table of Contents
Chapter 0 - General
Chapter 1 - Concrete materials and testing
Chapter 2 - Properties and mix designation
Chapter 3 - Mix design
Chapter 4 - Batching and mixing
Chapter 5 - Concrete tests
Chapter 6 - Placement operations
Chapter 7 - Reports and worksheets
Chapter 8 - Special types of concrete
Chapter 9 - Concrete pavement rehabilitation