To Be Published September 3rd 2013 by CRC Press – 218 pages
This book explains the benefits of curing the concrete, and uniquely brings together information in the research literature along with practical guidance on doing it correctly. It can also inform researchers whose experimental work is rendered invalid if the curing regime is not clearly identified.
"I like the tone and level of the book. While it deals with a critical technical issue, it does so in a manner that makes it immediately attractive and intelligible to the ‘real’ people who have to worry about curing. This will be a great book for site personnel and mid-level managers, as well as students and other practitioners of concrete, to use in order to inform themselves about curing and to help in doing it properly. The book is clear and concise without getting bogged down in unnecessary detail. While some background in cement and concrete is probably needed, the book manages to deal with fairly complex issues in a readily understandable way…"
––Prof. M G Alexander, University of Cape Town, South Africa
"This book is a practical yet comprehensive guide for anyone who is involved in concrete construction. It first describes the role curing plays in the hydration process, what properties are influenced by curing, guidance in the application and use of curing, how to measure and specify, and finally real world guidance drawn from the experiences of others. … Overall, this is an excellent publication that presents fundamental concepts of concrete curing with a practical application of real world expertise drawn from well-respected practitioners. Why we cure, how to specify it and what the benefits will be are well presented."
––Jim Grove, P.E., Global Consulting Inc., Ames, Iowa