ACI Announces New Publications on Material Science, Foundations, Slabs-on-Ground

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of three new publications to educate and inform industry professionals on the newest concrete-related information and technology. As always, ACI members receive a special discount (up to 40 percent) on all ACI publications. Publications can be ordered by calling 248-848-3800 or online at

Advances in the Material Science of Concrete CD-ROM (SP-270)
This CD-ROM consists of ten papers that were presented by ACI Committee 236 at the ACI Spring 2010 Convention in Chicago, Ill. Topics include "Characterization of the Nanostructure and Microstructure of Concrete," "Cracking Reduction," "Incorporating Nanofibers into Concrete Mixtures," and "Material Behavior Reinforced with Examinations at the Microstructural Level."

Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Publication Date: April 2010
Order Code: SP270CD.PR
Price: $81.50 (ACI members $49.00)

Report on Foundations for Static Equipment (351.2R-10)
This document addresses static equipment foundation engineering and construction. It presents various design criteria, methods, and procedures of analysis, design, and construction applied to static equipment foundations by industry practitioners.

Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Publication Date: April 2010
Number of pages: 26
Order Code: 351210.PR
Price: $58.50 (ACI members $36.00)

Guide to Design of Slabs-on-Ground (360R-10)
This guide presents information on the design of slabs-on-ground. It addresses the planning, design, and detailing of slabs. Background information on design theories is followed by discussion of the types of slabs, soil-support systems, loadings, and jointing. Design methods are given for unreinforced concrete, reinforced concrete, shrinkage-compensating concrete, post-tensioned concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete slabs-on-ground, and slabs-on-ground in refrigerated buildings, followed by information on shrinkage and curling. Design examples are given.

Publisher: American Concrete Institute
Publication Date: April 2010
Number of pages: 72
Order Code: 36010.PR
Price: $87.50 (ACI members $53.00)