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NRMCA CONCRETE IN PRACTICE (CIP) RESOURCE

NRMCA's CIPs are very informative technical overview guidance documents to troubleshoot or identify common concrete questions and issues.

These documents are courtesy of the National Ready Mix Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.  A print version for the CIPs are available to order via email at publications@nrmca.org or (301) 587-1400 ext. 1165.

CIP 1   - Dusting Concrete Surfaces 
CIP 2   - Scaling Concrete Surfaces
CIP 3   - Crazing Concrete Surfaces
CIP 4   - Cracking Concrete Surfaces
CIP 5   - Plastic Shrinkage Cracking
CIP 6   - Joints in Concrete Slab on Grade
CIP 7   - Cracks in Concrete Basement Walls
CIP 8   - Discrepancies in Yield
CIP 9   - Low Concrete Cylinder Strength
CIP 10 - Strength of In-Place Concrete
CIP 11 Curing In-Place Concrete
CIP 12 - Hot Weather Concreting
CIP 13 - Concrete Blisters
CIP 14 - Finishing Concrete Flatwork
CIP 15 - Chemical Admixtures for Concrete
CIP 16 - Flexural Strength Concrete
CIP 17 - Flowable Fill Materials
CIP 18 - Radon Resistant Buildings
CIP 19 - Curling of Concrete Slabs
CIP 20 - Delamination of Trowled Concrete Surfaces
CIP 21 - Loss of Air Content in Pumped Concrete

CIP 22 - Grout
CIP 23 - Discoloration
CIP 24 Synthetic Fibers for Concrete
CIP 25 - Corrosion of Steel in Concrete
CIP 26 - Jobsite Addition of Water
CIP 27 - Cold Weather Concreting
CIP 28 - Concrete Slab Moisture
CIP 29 - Vapor Retarders Under Slabs on Grade
CIP 30 - Supplementary Cementitious Materials
CIP 31 - Ordering Ready Mixed Concrete 
CIP 32 - Concrete Pre-Construction Conference
CIP 33 - High Strength Concrete
CIP 34 - Making Concrete Cylinders in the Field
CIP 35 - Testing Compressive Strength of Concrete
CIP 36 - Structural Lightweight Concrete
CIP 37 Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC)
CIP 38 - Pervious Concrete
CIP 39 Maturity Methods to Estimate Concrete Strength
CIP 40 - Aggregates Popouts
CIP 41 - Acceptance Testing of Concrete
CIP 42 Thermal Cracking of Concrete