Concrete Mixtures Under Field Conditions

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Title: Concrete Mixtures Under Field Conditions

Author(s): T.P. Watson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 21

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 31-43

Keywords: none

Date: 2/1/1925

Abstract:
The general interest shown in methods to improve the quality of concrete is proof that we are going to profit by the rather unsavory past and at last are ready to admit there is something to be learned and accomplished by a more rational attitude toward the essential requirements which are necessary, if we are to obtain the best results. Why have we had concrete failures? We have had concrete failures in the vast majority of cases because of lax or incompetent supervision and inspection during construction and not on account faulty design or materials.