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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Concrete from the Viewpoint of Mr. Cement
Author(s): Thaddeus Merriman
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 109-112
Abstract:It is a great privilege, gentleman, to appear by proxy at the bar of the Institute for the purpose of telling you, in the simplest possible language, a little something of myself, and of concrete, of which I am a close associate. Until quite recently I have been taken as a matter of course. “Cement,” everybody has said, “is cement, and that’s that.” Yes, I am cement, and as such I am the heart and soul of concrete. Without me, concrete would be impossible. I am one of the most useful of our present-day construction materials, and I am literally at the very foundation of most engineering and architectural structures.
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