This book is a practitioner’s delight !!!!!
It very lucidly unfolds in a thoroughly PRACTICE-ORIENTED and highly WORKMAN-LIKE manner all the “ins and outs” of what the CONCRETE Engineer in the FIELD is vexed about in order to be able to quickly KNOW the correct FACTS and PRACTICE for making CORRECT CONCRETE for CONSTRUCTION.
The books on CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY are numerous. They essentially purerly THEORISE in true tradition of class room PROFESSORIAL MONOLOGUES but are clueless when it comes to WORKMAN-LIKE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE in the FIELD. (They can speak with great gusto for hours on the ultimate strength of a “nut” (and even find the existing performing structures “unsafe”!!), BUT are unable to squarely guide on the CORRECT PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE APPLICABLE IN THE FIELD - THE FIELD WHERE ALL THE “FUN-AND-RESPONSIBILITY” LIES, WHERE THE BURDEN OF HAVING TO TAKE LEGALLY AND CONTRACTUALLY BINDING SPLIT-SECOND DECISIONS CAN GIVE “ULCERS” AND EVEN “LAND ONE BEHIND THE BARS” IF CORRECT DECISIONS ARE DELAYED OR WRONGLY TAKEN. !!
About the Author
Dr. RAINA is an internationally well-known Bridge Expert; a Consultant and Senior Expert with the UNITED NATIONS, the WORLD BANK and the AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK; Technical Advisor to various Governments (the 26 Km long Saudi-Bahrain Sealink and the 40 Km. long proposed Bahrain-Qatar Sea-link, etc.); has Mentored and Trained many young bridge engineers in many host-countries and States; has worked in 21 countries (UK, Canada, Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Asia – including Mongolia); has designed and supervised over 110,000 Lane-meters. of various types of Bridges in different countries – in prestressed and reinforced concrete, on different types of Foundations in different substrata conditions; and has ALSO authored 12 professional Books and nearly 100 Technical Papers and Advisories.
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