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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: The Possibilites and Limitations of Present and Future Markets for Concrete Building Units
Author(s): W.D.M. Allan
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 155-161
Abstract:The United States, on average, produces about seventy billion dollars worth of commodities of all kinds annually. Neglecting the deep inroads made into the natural stone industry in many sections by concrete dimension stone and further neglecting the hundreds of millions of concrete brick which are more than competing with clay both in the face and common brick field, and still further neglecting the rapid and satisfactory increase in the concrete lightweight building tile business and considering only 8x8x16 in. concrete block which is by no means the most economical and satisfactory precast concrete unit, we find that out of every $2000 worth of commodities produced one dollar is represented by concrete block.
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