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Admixtures

Concrete Network: Special Performance Admixtures
Concrete Network provides information to help you determine what kind of concrete admixture is best to add to the mix for your next project.

JLC: Admixtures For Residential Concrete
Journal of Light Constuction describes residential concrete admixture types and uses including accelerators, calcium chloride, water reducers & plasticizers, superplasticizers, and set retarders.
Aggregates

Concrete Network: Aggregates In Concrete
Concrete Network describes how aggregates in concrete mix design can change the character and performance of a concrete mix.

PCA: Overview Of Aggregates
Portland Cement Association provides an overview of aggregates, which are inert granular materials such as sand, gravel, or crushed stone that, along with water and portland cement, are an essential ingredient in concrete used in concrete.
Cement

CAC: Canadian Resource Site On Cement & Concrete
Cement Association of Canada provides information and resources on cement and concrete including industry, manufacturing, applications, technical resources, and more.

CAC: How Cement Is Made
Cement Association of Canada describes cement ingredients and manufacturing process.

CAC: Portland Limestone Cement In New CSA Concrete Standard
Cement Association of Canada says the 2009 edition of the CSA A23.1 Concrete Materials and Methods of Concrete Construction Standard will reference a new class of cement called Portland-limestone cement (PLC). PLC cement will be referenced in the upcoming 2010 National Building Code of Canada and will be legislated for use in the Canadian construction industry as soon as provincial building authorities either reference the new edition of the cement and concrete standards, or adopt the 2010 NBCC.

ITI Univ: Materials & Properties Of Cement
Northwestern University paper describes the difference between cement and concrete, what the ingredients are in cement powder and how is it made, why cement gets hard when it is mixed with water, and how the properties of cement and concrete are related to its structure. (PDF)

PCA: Concrete & Cement Education Courses & Resources
Portland Cement Association provides cement and concrete education courses and resources including education foundation, professors' workshop, online courses, cement industry courses, concrete industry courses, customized training, and general information.

PCA: Resource Site On Concrete & Cement
Portland Cement Association provides information and resources on cement and its various applications in concrete, stucco, masonry, pavements, and more.

SCA: What Is Slag Cement
Slag Cement Association describes slag cement, or ground granulated blast furnace slag, that has been incorporated into concrete projects in the U.S. for over a century to improve durability and reduce life cycle costs. (PDF)
Coatings

Concrete Network: Selecting Proper Coating For Concrete Floors
Concrete Network describes how to select the proper coating for concrete floors including material selection process, material properties & application procedures, specifying type & thickness, and installation & inspection.
Forms

APA: Design & Construction Guide For Concrete Forming
Engineered Wood Association free Design/Construction Guide: Concrete Forming contains grade information, form maintenance recommendations, design data and several updated project case studies. Free site registration rquired.

Concrete Network: Types Of Concrete Forms
Concrete Network describes different types of form that are used to form concrete and how to select the right forms for your project.

Integrated Publishing: Overview On Different Types Of Concrete Forms
Integrated Publishings online course manual explains the different types of forms and how they are constructed. Click NEXT at top right to see the next section.
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