The facing company alkus AG and Bauverlag publishing house present the first comprehensive practical- and technical reference book with the title „A Guide to Architectural Concrete“. Architectural concrete refers to architectural works that employ exposed concrete as a structural and visible characteristic. The authors: Bau-Ing. Hannes Fiala, Prof.-Dr.Dieter Ogniwek, Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Rainer Fuchs and Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Schuon are all of them declared specialists on their area. Their backgrounds reflect a vibrant mix of research experience, scientific know-how and exposure to building practice.
This book is precisely what it claims to be: A Guide to Architectural Concrete. It provides guidance and help to all involved with architectural concrete – a complex and expansive field looked at from many different angles. The approach is all-encompassing, ranging from the initial drawing to the final finish.
The Guide addresses problem areas explicitly and comprehensively, showing how to tackle them early on and manage them successfully. Rather than engaging in scientific discourse, the guide adopts a hands-on approach, committing itself as a practical working guide through all stages of designing, planning and building.
Covering the cutting edge between architecture and concrete construction, the Guide provides valuable technical expertise for the design and planning process (from tender to acceptance of work), offers insight into state-of-the-art concrete technology and provides access to the most recent research findings on the interaction between concrete, formwork facing and release agent. A substantial contribution is made to improving quality and safety, outlining the behaviour of today's formwork and its forming face and dealing with concrete pressure during and after the pour.
Furthermore, the authors pinpoint typical errors and show how to avoid them.
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