Concrete and Steel Construction by Mohamed A. El-Reedy
Concrete and Steel Construction – Starting with the receipt of materials and continuing all the way through to the final completion of the construction phase, Concrete and Steel Construction: Quality Control and Assurance examines all the quality control and assurance methods involving reinforced concrete and steel structures.
This book explores the proper ways to achieve high-quality construction projects, and also provides a strong theoretical and practical background. It introduces information on quality techniques and quality management, and covers the principles of quality control.
The book presents all of the quality control and assurance protocols and non-destructive test methods necessary for concrete and steel construction projects, including steel materials, welding and mixing, and testing. It covers welding terminology and procedures, and discusses welding standards and procedures during the fabrication process, as well as the welding codes. It also considers the total quality management system based on ISO 9001, and utilizes numerous international and industry building standards and codes.
- Covers AISC, ACI, BS, and AWS codes
- Examines methods for concrete quality control in hot and cold weather applications, as well as material properties
- Illustrates methods for non-destructive testing of concrete and for steel welding—radiographic, ultrasonic, and penetration and other methods.
- Addresses ISO 9001 standards—designed to provide organizations better quality control systems
- Includes a checklist to be considered as a QA template
Developed as a handbook for industry professionals, this book also serves as a resource for anyone who is working in construction and on non-destructive inspection testing for concrete and steel structures.
Table of Contents
Effective Total Quality Management System
Quality Management Requirements
Project Quality Control in Various Stages
Operational Phase of the Project
Total Building Commissioning System
Concrete Materials and Tests
Concrete Materials Test
Concrete Materials Tests
Essential Statistics Information
Basics of Concrete Mix Design
British Standard (BS)
American Specifications (ACI)
Fresh Concrete Tests
Define Concrete Density
Define Settlement for Fresh Concrete
Determining Compaction Factor for Fresh Concrete
High Performance Concrete Mix
Pumped Concrete Mix
Construction Quality Control
Execute the Wooden Form
Allowable Tolerance in the Dimensions
Detailing, Fabrication and Installation of The Steel Bar
Concrete Cover and Its Specifications
Hot Weather Concrete
High Strength Concrete Quality
Self-Compacted Concrete (SCC)
Lightweight Aggregate Concrete
Non-Destructive Test for Concrete
Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity
Load Test for Concrete Members
Define Chloride Content in Harden Concrete
Concrete Cover Measurements
Comparison between Different Tests
Steel Structure Quality Control
Quality Control on Site
Inspection and Testing
Non Destructive Testing For Steel Structure
Magnetic Particle Test
About the Author
Mohamed A. El-Reedy received his bachelor’s degree from Cairo University in 1990, his master’s degree in 1995, and his Ph.D from Cairo University in 2000. His main area of research is reliability of concrete and steel structures. Dr. El-Reedy has written numerous publications and presented many papers at local and international conferences.
He has published many research papers in international technical journals and has authored four books about total quality management, quality management and quality assurance, economic management for engineering projects, and repair and protection of reinforced concrete structures.