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Title: Use of the Water-Ratio Specification on the Portland Cement Association Building
Author(s): F.R. McMillan and Stanton Walker
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 122-156
Abstract:The quality of concrete in the office and laboratory building of the Portland Cement Association was successfully controlled, without the use of special equipment and without the need of a testing organization, solely by means of a specification based on the control of the quantity of mixing water. This specification fixed only the proportion of water to cement; the aggregate proportions were left entirely to the judgement of the contractor, with the limitation that plastic and workable mixes be produced.
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