Perspectives on Prescriptions


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Title: Perspectives on Prescriptions

Author(s): Ken W. Day

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 27

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 27-30

Keywords: performance specification; prescriptive specification; P2P Initiative; ready mixed concrete; quality control; testing lab

Date: 7/1/2005

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has established the P2P (Prescription to Performance) initiative to promote the move to performance specification of concrete. This point of view article points out the negative consequences of prescriptive requirements and the benefits to the design and construction communities of using performance specifications. The author discusses the changes that the concrete industry will have to undergo and shares his experience with a similar transformation in Australia.