The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availabity of two new publications, the "ACI Detailing Manual" and "ACI 212.3R-04 Chemical Admixtures for Concrete."

The 2004 edition of ACI's detailing manual provides answers to detailing questions asked by design engineers, architects, contractors, detailers and engineering students. This comprehensive manual is available for $138.50 (ACI members $83).

ACI's 212.3R-04 publication highlights a variety of widely used chemical admixtures together with information, purpose and expected effects of using each. Also discussed are the increased efficiency and improved economy realized when using chemical admixtures. The publication is available for $63.50 (ACI members $39).