Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures

Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures

Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures has been the
cement and concrete industry’s primary reference on
concrete technology for over 85 years. Since the first
edition was published in the early 1920s, the U.S.
version has been updated 15 times to reflect advances
in concrete technology and to meet the growing needs
of architects, engineers, builders, concrete producers,
concrete technologists, instructors, and students.
This fully revised 15th edition was written to provide
a concise, current reference on concrete, including the
many advances that occurred since the last edition was
published in 2002. The text is backed by over 95 years
of research by the Portland Cement Association. It

reflects the latest information on standards, specifica-
tions, and test methods of ASTM International (ASTM),

the American Association of State Highway and Trans-
portation Officials (AASHTO), and the American

Concrete Institute (ACI).


Concrete’s versatility, durability, sustainability, and
economy have made it the world’s most widely used
construction material. The term concrete refers to a
mixture of aggregates, usually sand, and either gravel or
crushed stone, held together by a binder of cementitious
paste. The paste is typically made up of portland cement
and water and may also contain supplementary
cementing materials (SCMs), such as fly ash or slag
cement, and chemical admixtures Understanding the basic fundamentals of concrete is
necessary to produce quality concrete. This publication
covers the materials used in concrete and the essentials
required to design and control concrete mixtures for a
wide variety of structures.

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