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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 Present and Future of the Cement Block. Its Manufacture-Its Availability-Its Cost
Author(s): J. Augustine Smith
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 325-341
Abstract:Cement blocks are destined to play an important part in all forms of construction work in the future; concrete construction is here to stay. It has every virtue possessed by any other building material, and additional ones. When we look back and see the development of the cement block; note the dificulties through which it has passed; consider the mistakes that have been made both in its manufacture and exploitation; it is a wonder it has survived, and it would not have survived, had it not inherently the virtues it possesses.
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