Design and Construction of Concrete Floors

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Design and Construction of Concrete Floors

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Contents of Concrete Floors Book

  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Standards
  • Lessons from roadbuilding
  • Remedies for bad work
  • Part I The uses of concrete floors
  • Non-industrial floors
  • Residential floors
  • Office floors
  • Floors for the retail trade
  • Institutional floors
  • Warehouse floors
  • Storage systems
  • Materials-handling systems
  • Battery-charging areas
  • The load-class system
  • Factory and special floors
  • Factory floors
  • Special floors
  • Part II Structural design
  • Structural design of ground-supported floors
  • Components
  • Structural types
  • Design methods
  • Design based on experience
  • Design considerations
  • Structural design of suspended floors
  • Types of suspended floors
  • Choosing a floor type
  • The design process
  • Design considerations
  • Part III Concrete for floors
  • Properties of plastic concrete
  • Workability
  • Finishability
  • Bleeding
  • Setting time
  • Plastic settlement
  • Properties of hardened concrete
  • Strength
  • Modulus of elasticity
  • Drying shrinkage
  • Thermal coefficient
  • The components of concrete
  • Cement
  • Aggregates
  • Water
  • Admixtures
  • Fibres
  • Mix design and mixing
  • Mix design
  • Mixing
  • Transporting and placing concrete
  • Transporting concrete
  • Slab layout
  • Side forms
  • Tools for placing concrete
  • Compaction
  • The next step
  • Curing
  • Curing methods
  • How to choose a curing method
  • Timing
  • Part IV Joints and Cracks
  • Cracks
  • Plastic-shrinkage cracks
  • Plastic-settlement cracks
  • Crazing
  • Drying-shrinkage cracks
  • Thermal-contraction cracks
  • Structural cracks
  • Crack repair
  • Curling
  • False curling
  • Resisting curl
  • Limiting curl
  • Designing around curl
  • Repairing curled slabs
  • Joints
  • The function of joints
  • Joint types
  • Load transfer at joints
  • Inducing joints
  • Joint fillers
  • Armoured Joints
  • Joint sealants
  • Crack control in ground-supported floors
  • The “let it crack” approach
  • Unreinforced floors with joints
  • Reinforced floors without joints
  • Reinforced floors with joints
  • Prestress
  • Sub-slab friction
  • Part V The floor surface
  • Floor finishing
  • Principles of finishing
  • Tools for finishing
  • The order of finishing steps
  • Types of finishes
  • Other finishing methods
  • How to specify finishes
  • Concrete toppings
  • Monolithic toppings
  • Bonded toppings
  • Unbonded toppings
  • Forbidden thicknesses
  • Cement–sand screeds
  • Terrazzo
  • Summary – choosing a topping
  • Surface regularity
  • Flatness and levelness
  • Defined versus random traffic
  • F-numbers
  • The TR 34 system
  • Straightedge tolerances
  • Factors that affect surface regularity
  • Super flat floors
  • 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
  • Resistance to chemical attack
  • Concrete’s chemical resistance
  • Protecting the concrete
  • Attack from below
  • Preparation for coatings, toppings and floorcoverings
  • Moisture
  • Bond
  • Surface regularity

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