Concrete In Practice (CIP)

The Concrete in Practice Series (CIP) offers information on a wide array of issues surrounding concrete.  All of them are educational and written in a non-technical format.  The CIP's are courtesy of National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.  Documents are read only and may not be printed.  Print versions can be ordered directly through NRMCA by email at or phone (301) 587-1400 ext. 1165.  For more information you may also visit their website at

Simply click on the CIP you would like to view.  If you have any questions or need more detailed technical advice please contact us through our Contact page and we will respond promptly.

Dusting Concrete Surfaces
Scaling Concrete Surfaces  
Crazing Concrete Surfaces  
Cracking Concrete Surfaces  
Plastic Shrinkage Cracking  
Joints in Concrete Slabs on Grade  
Cracks in Concrete Basement Walls  
Discrepancies in Yield  
Low Concrete Cylinder Strength  
Strength of In-Place Concrete  
Curing In-Place Concrete  
Hot Weather Concreting  
Concrete Blisters  
Finishing Concrete Flatwork  
Chemical Admixtures for Concrete  
Flexural Strength Concrete  
Flowable Fill Materials  
Radon Resistant Buildings  
Curing of Concrete Slabs  
Delamination of Troweled Concrete Surfaces  
Loss of Air Content in Pumped Concrete  
Synthetic Fibers for Concrete  
Corrosion of Steel in Concrete  
Jobsite Addition of Water  
Cold Weather Concreting  
Concrete Slab Moisture  
Vapor Retarders under Slabs on Grade  
Supplementary Cementitious Materials  
Ordering Ready Mixed Concrete  
Concrete Pre-Construction Conference  
High Strength Concrete  
Making Concrete Cylinders in the Field  
Testing Compressive Strength of Concrete  
Structural Lightweight Concrete  
Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC)  
Pervious Concrete  
Maturity Methods to Estimate Concrete Strength  
Aggregate Popouts  
Acceptance Testing of Concrete