The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s publication, The Aggregates Handbook, was developed to provide information to those who use, produce and regulate the products of the aggregates industry: crushed stone, sand and gravel.
The objective of the book is to present guidelines on the production, marketing, use and regulation of these products. However, readers are cautioned that this is not a design manual, although the handbook does contain a considerable amount of useful design information. Instead, readers should consider this a reference work; a reference manual for those whose interests include the production and use of construction aggregates.
The book was prepared for professional engineers, aggregates producers, contractors, builders and governmental agencies at all levels. Educators and engineering students also will find it a useful publication.