The American Concrete Institute has made available a book entitled "Improving Concrete Quality." Quality measurement is not prevalent in the concrete industry, according to the organization, and quality investment is not seen as potentially generating a positive return. "Improving Concrete Quality" examines how and why concrete quality should be measured, and includes instruction on developing specifications with the aim of improving concrete quality.
This book provides techniques and conveys how specifications can improve concrete quality. The publication offers a clear understanding of the link between the materials (cement, SCM, aggregate, water, air), manufacturing, testing variability and concrete quality. "Improving Concrete Quality" includes information on analyzing test data to improve quality.
Published in 2014 by American Concrete Institute, the guide is available for $119.95. Use order code ICQ.EM. IF you are an ACI member, sign in to obtain your member discount. ACI also has additional titles on this subject.