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New guides released for concrete parking lot design and construction, and fiber-reinforced shotcrete and concrete

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of four new publications and CD-ROMs to educate and inform industry professionals on the newest concrete-related information and technology.

Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots (330R-08)
This guide includes information on site investigation, thickness determination, design of joints and other details, durability considerations, paving operations, and quality-assurance procedures during construction. Maintenance and repair are also discussed. This document is available for instant download in PDF format.

"ACI Committee 330’s ’Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots’ has for many years served as the concrete industry’s most complete and concise guidance document on parking lot and site paving projects and is widely recognized as the preferred source of related information," said Tim Cost, chair of ACI Committee 330. "This latest revision includes important updates on thickness design and jointing and load transfer considerations, and features many new and revised section details. It should be a standard bookshelf reference for all construction industry professionals who are involved with such pavement projects."

Guide to Fiber-Reinforced Shotcrete (506.1R-08)
This guide describes the technology and applications of fiber-reinforced shotcrete (FRS) using synthetic and steel fibers. "The Guide to Fiber-Reinforced Shotcrete is a completely updated resource describing the current technology and applications of fiber-reinforced shotcrete," said Larry Totten, chair of ACI Committee 506. "This document brings to the professionals using and designing fiber-reinforced shotcrete the current information for their use."

Guide for Specifying, Proportioning, and Production of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (544.3R-08)
This guide covers specifying, proportioning, mixing, placing, and finishing of fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC). Much of the current conventional concrete practice applies to FRC. The emphasis in the guide is to describe the differences between conventional concrete and FRC and how to deal with them. This document is available for instant download in PDF format.

Publications can be ordered by calling 248-848-3800 or online at www.concrete.org.