Raina's Concrete For Construction: Facts & Practice, 2nd Edition
This is a comprehensive and practical treasure-house of a book that covers myriads of practice-oriented issues which affect the quality of concrete structures. A practical and definitive method of mix-design is followed by the fundamentals of statistical quality control of concrete. It also contains comprehensive information on cracking of concrete structures, their repair and rehabilitation, including various materials and methods in use. This book could only be written by a thorough practising professional. From cover to cover the book is loaded with practical information that the class-room theorists are far from. It is written purely with practice-oriented field-engineering in mind. It will admirably serve as an invaluable guide for the practicing engineer responsible for the planning, execution and quality control of concrete in the field. All those connected with the practical art and science of concrete as a material of construction - engineers and students alike - will find this book a breath of fresh air in the theoretical wilderness of concrete technology!!! About the Author Dr. Raina- presently the Technical Director at ITNL(- ILFS Group) - was until recently Technical Advisor to the US(PWA) and for the 40 Km. long Bahrain-Qatar Sea-link project, Gov't of Bahrain. Previously he was senior expert and consultant to the United Nations and the World Bank in many countries for many years as also the Team Leader of the United Nations Team of Experts in Saudi Arabia for the multi-billion Dollar extensive Roads .NET work Development and Maintenance program. He was also the Operations Advisor and Independent Consultant to various Consulting Engineering organizations in the fields of Bridges, Contract Management and Contracts. As a professional practitioner, Dr. Raina has also trained many host-country senior engineers in these fields through the aegis of the UN and the World Bank.
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