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Title: Design Details for Architectural Concrete
Author(s): J. J. Hogan
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 529-540
Keywords: no keywords
Abstract:"To achieve beauty with concrete, as with any other material, requires studies design and skillful craftmanship" are the words of architect Robert D. Murray. This paper directs attention to the matter of "studied design". The skillful craftmanship required to construct architectural concrete must be preceded by proper design by the architect and engineer. The designer must understand and appreciate the fundatmental requirements of this type of construction. This paper discusses considerations appropriate to achieving the desired texture of surface as affected by form materials selected. Ornamentation should be considered in every detail from the standpoint of practicablity. Construction joints are inevitable and should be specified in logical locations. Similarly control joints should be specified with an understanding of where the most likely cracks due to to volume change will occur and the design of reinforcement should be coordinated with the location of the control joints. Numerous illustrations support the text.
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