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Provides the reader with technical guidance and practical information on the mechanics and fundamentals on how to achieve a fine concrete finish. This book examines the techniques of concrete compaction and placement; the surface treatment of cast concrete to prevent dirt ingress and staining; and offers tips on practice and concrete workmanship. The use of concrete as an architectural and structural material has gone through many... more...

This is a state-of-the-art summary on recent developments in construction, design and the innovation in concrete technology. It describes, in an accessible form, a number of building studies where speed of construction, cost savings and early completion were a priority, and it highlights the outcome of some highly original and pioneering research on concrete technology.Innovations in Concrete will enable design and construction professionals and... more...

The role of the designer and architect in the planning and design of bridges is undergoing radical change, with architects now being appointed before the engineer on a growing number of projects. The relationship between the two roles is therefore on a different level than either will have previously experienced. This book details the process of design whereby the inspiration for a bridge is developed into the final reality of the built... more...

After Normandy, the most spectacular Allied offensive of World War II was Operation Market Garden, which saw three divisions of paratroopers dropped behind German lines, to be joined by massive armored columns breaking through the front. The ultimate object was to seize a crossing over t the Rhine to outflank the heartland of the Third Reich and force a quick end to the war. The Operation utterly failed, of course, as the 1st British Airborne was... more...

As a building material, precast concrete allows a wide range of sculptural forms and design options. By treating the surface in various ways, fascinating textures and fine finishes can be produced. This book provides a systematic overview of the variety of applications for such concrete elements throughout Europe. Author David Bennett provides in-depth information on newly developed, especially lightweight forms of concrete such as GRC (Glass-Fibre... more...

This practical book provides you with everything you need to be able to day trade grain futures effectively. It opens with chapters explaining the author's preference for the grain futures markets, and his reasons for preferring to day trade, before going on to explain the fundamentals of trading and the more specific knowledge required for his chosen approach.