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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: Pressure of Concrete Against Forms
Author(s): Earl B. Smith
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 57-69
Abstract:The cost of forms for concrete work constitutes in many cases a rather large percentage of the total cost of the finished structure, and this cost can only be kept low by rationally studied design methods. In so many cases the form is not designed, but is merely laid out by guess and constructed by the carpenter with the result that an unwarranted amount of lumber has been used to prevent failure or spreading.
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