Making Better Concrete: Guidelines to Using Fly-Ash for Higher Quality, Eco-Friendly Structures

Making Better Concrete: Guidelines to Using Fly-Ash for Higher Quality, Eco-Friendly Structures

by Bruce King
     
 

Why a book about concrete? Because we use so much of it — far more than any other building material. It seems only sensible to inquire as to how we can use this ubiquitous building material without undue damage to the life and landscapes that surround us. You may have heard of fly ash as an eco-friendly alternative to using portland cement in concrete, but

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Overview

Why a book about concrete? Because we use so much of it — far more than any other building material. It seems only sensible to inquire as to how we can use this ubiquitous building material without undue damage to the life and landscapes that surround us. You may have heard of fly ash as an eco-friendly alternative to using portland cement in concrete, but until now there has been no easy guide to how it makes superior concrete, or to how to use it.

This book isn't just for people who want to "build green" — it's for people who want to build better concrete.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Finally, a book on HFA concrete written so that we can all understand it. I will make this required reading by anyone in Tech Services, Operations and Sales."-- Burt Lockwood, Central Concrete Supply

"This is the best and most readable 'how to' guide for using fly ash concrete — highly recommended. Using HFA is a win-win-win solution. It makes better concrete, costs less and has a greater environmental benefit than almost any other primary building material out there."--Scott Shell, Architect, Senior Project Manager, EHDD Architects

"This is an excellent and informative primer on high-performance fly ash concrete. This is a 'win-win' use of a plentiful man-made waste product that generates benefits to clients, engineers and the global environment."--Mason Walters, Structural Engineer, Principal, Forell/Elsesser Engineers, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976491101
Publisher:
Green Building Press
Publication date:
08/07/2005
Pages:
54
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce King, P.E., is a registered structural engineer in private practice in San Rafael, California. He is the author of Design of Straw Bale Buildings: The State of the Art (2006), Making Better Concrete: Guidelines for Using Fly-Ash for Higher Quality, Eco-Friendly Structures (2005), and Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Straw Bale and Rammed Earth Architecture (1996). He is founder and director of the nonprofit Ecological Building Network (ecobuildnetwork.org) and co-founder, with his wife Sarah Weller King, of Green Building Press (greenbuildingpress.com). He lives in San Rafael, California.

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