April 1994 Table of Contents

Features Why Architects Choose Concrete

Concrete is the material of choice for many architects and structural designers because of the vast spectrum of alternatives it offers. Read more

Features Designing Whitetopped Parking Lots to Last

Elements key to good whitetopping design include adequate pavement thickness, concrete strength, drainage, and jointing. Read more

Features Tool Ergonomics

The overall safety and efficiency of many construction activities depends, to a large extent, on the quality and design of the tools being used. Read more

Features CRSI Announces 1994 Design Award Winners

Four winners were named in the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute's 1994 Design Award competition. Read more

Features Choosing Design Methods for Industrial Floor Slabs

There are five commonly used procedures for designing industrial floor slabs. Read more

Features Epoxy-Coated Rebar: Handle with Care

Generally, epoxy-coated rebar have performed well in resisting corrosion in deicing-salt environments. But there have been isolated incidents, primarily in structures located in sea water environments, of unsatisfactory performance. Read more

Features Simplified Flexural Design for Beams and Slabs

In low- to mid-sized structures, it's often unnecessary and uneconomical to follow a design code that encompasses all structures. Read more

Problem Clinic Grooved Joints Blamed for Plow Damage

Last summer, we built a slab-on-grade concrete parking lot. This winter, our finishing techniques are being blamed for damage caused by a plow during snow removal. The building supervisor is complaining about the joints that we hand-tooled. He's claiming Read more

Problem Clinic Replacing Hard Hats

How frequently should I replace my crew's hard hats? Read more

Problem Clinic Waterproofing Versus Dampproofing

What is the difference between waterproofing and dampproofing? Read more

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