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Title: United States Government's Role in High-Performance Materials for Infrastructure
Author(s): Thomas J. Pasko, Jr., and Geoffrey J. Frohnsdorff
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 263-264
Keywords: high-performance concretes; high-strength concretes; research; General
Abstract:Sixteen agencies of the United States Federal Government have developed an interagency proposal for promoting the use of high performance concrete and other materials for use in the Nation's Infrastructure. They are working jointly with the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) to enlist private sector support for sponsoring a research and development program aimed at getting the materials into use. CERF is drawing upon the technical community such as that in ACI to define the various research needs and studies which will lead to materials acceptance. Materials other than concrete are addressed in other parts of the total program. Workshops were held in the spring and fall of 1993 to develop schedules and priories. A tentative cost for the concrete program is approximately $200 million over 10 years, which includes some technology transfer and which would be expected to be matched by some private sector funding.
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