Architectural Insitu Concrete
Architectural Insitu Concrete by David Bennett
Architectural Insitu Concrete Author: David Bennett
Title: Architectural Insitu Concrete
ISBN: 1859462596
ISBN13: 978-1859462591
Other Formats: docx mobi lrf txt
Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: RIBA Publishing; 1 edition (September 1, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1512 kb
Size EPUB version: 1897 kb
Subcategory: Architecture




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 changes and evolutions over the years, but probably never more so than over the past decade.This book provides the reader with in-depth technical guidance and practical information on the mechanics and fundamentals on how to achieve a fine concrete finish. It examines the techniques of concrete compaction and placement; the surface treatment of cast concrete to prevent dirt ingress and staining; the detailing of panel layouts; and offers general tips on good practice and concrete workmanship. The importance of colour control, surface appearance and definition is discussed in detail, with commentary on how concrete is produced and the properties and performance of formwork meterials.

Architectural Insitu Concrete contains a large number of landmark case studies, all lavishly illustrated, to give the designer insight, inspiration and understanding on the selection and specification of concrete for architectural uses.