The American Concrete Institute (ACI), Farmington Hills, MI, and the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, announce the fourth edition of their best-selling Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction will be available in late January 2019.


First published in 1992, more than 85,000 copies of the Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction have been sold – providing up-to-date knowledge of quality concrete construction practices.


Written by and for contractors, and referenced by many licensing authorities, this guide details proven practices to produce quality concrete construction. Contents include planning for quality, concrete mixtures, specifications, foundations, formwork, reinforcement and embedments in structures, joints and reinforcement for slabs-on-ground, preparing for concreting, concrete placing and finishing, common field problems, safety, and legal issues.


Now 262 pages – over 100 pages longer than the previous edition – the guide includes full-color photos and illustrations, a new, easier-to-read layout, and substantial content updates. Also included in the fourth edition are 43 Position Statements from ASCC, details on ACI’s Certification programs, and an appendix introducing several legal issues of interest to concrete contractors. A summary, review questions, and additional recommended reading list accompany each of the 12 chapters.


Published jointly by ACI and ASCC, the guide is intended for all levels of experience. Available in both printed and digital formats, an English version will be available in late January with a Spanish version to follow. Additional details are at and