Cement and concrete are of great interest to the construction and civil engineering communities. This study provides an appreciation of the complex nature of these materials and a realization that most of the failures involving concrete constructions are preventable.

chapter 2|23 pages

Production of Portland cement

chapter 3|15 pages

Hydration of cement - setting reactions

chapter 4|5 pages


chapter 5|14 pages


chapter 8|9 pages

High-performance concrete

chapter 10|10 pages

Reinforced and prestressed concrete

chapter 11|18 pages

Fibre-reinforced cement and concrete

chapter 12|13 pages

Deterioration of cement and concrete

chapter 13|11 pages

Durability and protection of concrete

chapter 14|7 pages

Resistance of concrete to fire

chapter 15|26 pages

Special cements and concretes