New DegreeTutors post: An Introduction to Concrete


I’ve just published a new post on It’s an introduction to concrete in which I talk about:

  • Historical use of concrete
  • Concrete in modern construction
  • Hydration and strength gain
  • Strength classification
  • Stress-strain behaviour of concrete
  • Shrinkage and thermal movement
  • Creep
  • The environmental cost and sustainability concerns

If you’re completing or plan to complete my new course on reinforced concrete design, this post is worth reading as a precursor.