Since the last edition appeared under the Viewpoint imprint of the Cement and Concrete Association, this Handbook has been in the ownership of two new publishers. I am delighted that it has now joined the catalogue of engineering books published by Spon, one of the most respected names in technical publishing in the world, and that its success is thus clearly assured for the foreseeable future.
As always, it must be remembered that many people contribute to the production of a reference book such as this, and my sincere thanks goes to all those unsung heroes and heroines, especially the editorial and production staff at E. & F.N. Spon Ltd, who have been involved in the process. Thanks are also due to the many readers who provide feedback by pointing out errors or making suggestions for future improvements, Finally, my thanks to Charles Reynolds' widow and family for their continued encouragement and support. I know that they feel, as I do, that C.E.R.
would have been delighted to know that his Handbook is still serving reinforced concrete designers 56 years after its original inception.