ACI Publication: “Guide to Durable Concrete”
The American Concrete Institute (ACI), ISCP Member, has published a guide titled “Guide to Durable Concrete”, that describes specific types of concrete deterioration. Each chapter contains a discussion of the mechanisms involved and the recommended requirements for individual components of concrete, quality considerations for concrete mixtures, construction procedures, and influences of the exposure environment, which are all important considerations to ensure concrete durability.
This guide was developed for conventional concrete, but is generally applicable to specialty concretes; however, specialty concretes, such as roller-compacted concrete (RCC) or pervious concrete, may have unique durability-related issues that deserve further attention that are not addressed herein.
Keywords: abrasion resistance; alkali-aggregate reaction; chemical attack; curing; deterioration; durability; freezing and thawing; physical salt attack, sulfate attack.
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