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Precast Concrete Handbook

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Published by the National Precast Concrete Association Australia (NPCAA) in conjunction with the Concrete Institute of Australia, the Precast Concrete Handbook is the definitive Australian text covering the design, manufacture and installation of precast reinforced and prestressed concrete. It is an essential resource for every precast concrete project.

The new second edition:

- Has been updated to AS 3600-2009 and other relevant revised Australian Standards, where deemed appropriate*

- Contains new technical data on a range of precast concrete elements including sandwich panels

- Provides information on using precast concrete in sustainable designs

- Explains design impacts caused by recent changes to the Building Code of Australia

- Contains data on the thermal performance of precast concrete elements

- Provides data on the acoustic insulation properties of precast elements.

* Chapter 7.10 is based on ACI318.

The 460 page second edition includes:

1. History and Application

2. Products and Processes

3. Materials and Material Properties

4. Tolerances

5. Analysis and Design of Buildings

6. Design of Elements

7. Connections and Fixings

8. Design of Joints

9. Thermal and Acoustic Properties

10. Architectural Elements

11. Handling, Transport and Erection

12. Contract Issues

Additional CDs can be purchased at a discounted price on the same order as the first hardcopy or CD product.

Special prices are available for students (student disk only), National Precast and Concrete Institute Members – available by phone or fax only.

System Requirements for CD-ROM products - 1.3 gigahertz processor or higher, Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2 or 3, Microsoft(R) Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, 256 MB of RAM on Windows, Up to 90 MB of available hard-disk space, 8x CD-ROM drive.
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