The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has expanded its Concrete Craftsman Series with two new books for concrete industry professionals—Concrete Fundamentals and Placing and Finishing Decorative Concrete Flatwork.

Concrete Fundamentals, now in full color, with updated content and dual units, is intended for anyone who wants an introduction to concrete and concrete construction. The book starts with the most basic question of all, “What is concrete?” with later chapters covering materials, construction practices, testing, and more. This book is a valuable starting point for someone in the concrete industry, whether they are an apprentice, a journeyman, a foreman, a material supplier, a finisher, or even a young engineer without field experience. This book can also be a useful resource for inclusion in training and development programs, and is priced at $49 (ACI members $29).

Placing and Finishing Decorative Concrete is a brand new full-color book that provides details about the materials, equipment, and techniques required to successfully install decorative concrete flatwork. Published to raise the quality of education for the decorative concrete industry, this book supplements existing resources by providing knowledge of the materials, equipment and techniques required to successfully install decorative concrete flatwork. Placing and Finishing Decorative Concrete is priced at $65 (ACI members $39).

For more information, visit concrete.org.