Concrete has become the most popular construction material. Even common people have startedusing concrete in a big way. Its popularity and ease with which it can be prepared, has led to many innovations inthe field of concrete. Now the words High PerformanceConcrete, Ready Mix Concrete, Self CompactingConcrete are commonly heard not only among the civilengineering community but common people also. With somuch of awareness about concrete all around, there is aneed that civil engineers should be more aware andinformed about concrete technology. They should keepthemselves abreast with the latest developments, newtechnological advances and future prospects.This book is an effort in this direction, in which thelatest developments have been described in addition to thebasic concrete technology. This book will be quite handyfor the officers engaged in concrete works and others ingeneral too. Though a large number of books on thissubject are available in the market, yet what makes thisbook stand out is that it has been written in a concisemanner for better assimilation. I hope this book written byShri Ghansham Bansal, Professor (Bridges) of this Institute will be very useful for the Railway officers. Although every effort has been made to present thebook in error free manner, yet if there is any suggestion or discrepancy, kindly do write to us.
Shiv Kumar Director IRICEN, Pune