Concrete in Practice

The Concrete in Practice Series (CIP) offers information on a wide array of issues surrounding concrete.  All of them are educational and written in a non-technical format.  The CIP’s are courtesy of National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.  Simply click on the CIP that you would like to view.

CIP 1 – Dusting Concrete Surfaces
CIP 2 – Scaling Concrete Surfaces
CIP 3 – Crazing Concrete Surfaces
CIP 4 – Cracking Concrete Surfaces
CIP 5 – Plastic Shrinkage Cracking
CIP 6 – Joints in Concrete Slabs on Grade
CIP 7 – Cracks in Residential Basement Walls
CIP 8 – Discrepancies in Yield
CIP 9 – Low Concrete Cylinder Strength
CIP 10 – Strength of In-Place Concrete
CIP 11 – Curing In-Place Concrete
CIP 12 – Hot Weather Concreting
CIP 13 – Concrete Blisters
CIP 14 – Finishing Concrete Flatwork
CIP 15 – Chemical Admixtures for Concrete
CIP 16 – Flexural Strength of Concrete
CIP 17 – Flowable Fill
CIP 18 – Radon Resistant Buildings
CIP 19 – Curling of Concrete Slabs
CIP 20 – Delamination of Troweled Concrete Surfaces
CIP 21 – Loss of Air Content in Pumped Concrete
CIP 22 – Grout
CIP 23 – Discoloration
CIP 24 – Synthetic Fibers for Concrete
CIP 25 – Corrosion of Steel in Concrete
CIP 26 – Jobsite Addition of Water
CIP 27 – Cold Weather Concreting
CIP 28 – Concrete Slab Moisture
CIP 29 – Vapor Retarders Under Slabs on Grade
CIP 30 – Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs)
CIP 31 – Ordering Ready Mixed Concrete
CIP 32 – Concrete Pre-Construction Conferences
CIP 33 – High Strength Concrete
CIP 34 – Making Cylinders In the Field
CIP 35 – Testing Compressive Strength of Concrete
CIP 36 – Structural Lightweight Concrete
CIP 37 – Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC)
CIP 38 – Pervious Concrete
CIP 39 – Maturity Methods to Estimate Concrete Strength
CIP 40 – Aggregate Popouts
CIP 41 – Acceptance Testing of Concrete
CIP 42 – Thermal Cracking of Concrete
CIP 43 – Alkali Aggregate Reactions (AAR)

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