The Necessity for Field Tests of Concrete


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Title: The Necessity for Field Tests of Concrete

Author(s): Fritz Von Emperger

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 8

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 530-536

Keywords: none

Date: 3/1/1912

One of the most essential precautions taken in every well regulated manufacturing plant is in the control of raw materials as to its qualities in order to properly guard against poor material. Failure to do this results in a reduction of the efficiency of the finished work, causing either accident or reconstruction, which sometimes has a far-reaching effect, especially in the case of construction work where it often leads to the financial ruin of the contractor even if there is no accident. It would seem natural that in concrete construction this precaution should not be omitted.