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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: Report of Committee on Art and Architecture
Author(s): Charles D. Watson, Chairman
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 151-162
Abstract:The necessity for further study and experiement to make concrete adaptable for use in the higher grade of work where artistic effect is required is beginning to be realized, and urgent demands for improvement are being made by the technical press. As one editor says, he reveals no secret when he states that "A good looking concrete bridge or building is an exception." It is just as important that methods be devised for improving the apperance of concrete as it is to devise methods by which we can eliminate defects in structural design and execution of the work, a subject much discussed at the present time. It is necessary, in reviewing the progress made, to discuss separately the three different classes of concrete work: Monolithic concrete. Cement block buildings. Manufactured stone.
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