SOLID ANSWERS ON CONCRETE FOR RESIDENCES AND SMALL BUILDINGSFast gaining on more traditional homebuilding materials, concrete systems save builders time, money, and headaches. Offering durability, cost savings, energy efficiency, and eye-pleasing aesthetics, concrete systems now account for large shares of the walls, floors, roofs, finishes, and landscape products in small buildings in the United States.But are concrete systems right for you and your construction crew? And if so, which ones? This is the place to find out. Written by experts from the Portland Cement Association,Concrete Systems for Homes & Low-Rise Constructionprovides expert, straightforward answers on concrete systems. Open these pages for everything you want to know about availability of products, evaluating concrete systems for homes and low-rise buildings, requirements for application, managing projects, and much more. Based on case histories, field research, and hands-on-the-hammer experience, and with more than 325 photos and illustrations, this one-stop resource shows and tells what you want to know. It's a huge time and money saver!For each new concrete system for residences, you'll find: Properties and advantages Logistics of construction Connections to other concrete systems Materials and labor costs of installation Code and regulatory issues Technical and testing information Sources of additional informationTHE HOMEBUILDING MATERIAL OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM Why Concrete? * What's Available? * Wall Systems * Floor and Roof Systems * Interior Decorative Applications * Exterior Finish Products * Landscape ProductsVanderWerf, Pieter A. is the author of 'Concrete Systems For Homes and Low-Rise Construction A Portland Cement Association Guide', published 2005 under ISBN 9780071452366 and ISBN 0071452362.