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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 Selection of Portland Cement to be Used in the Manufacture of Concrete Blocks
Author(s): Richard K. Meade
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 173-183
Abstract:In every new industry there are some successes and many failures. The concrete block industry has been more fortunate than most new industries, in that heavy demand for building materials of all kinds has made the number of failures less than the number of successes. Whether this condition will last will depend entirely upon the class of work done by the present generation of concrete block manufacturers. If their work is good, if their product proves sightly and buildings made of it turn out to be enduring and sanitary, the failures of the future will be few, and will depend wholly upon a disregard of the law of supply and demand; or an ingnorance of the business. If the work of the present generation is poor, if buildings built of its product are unsightly, damp and given to decay and ruin, the failures of the future will, of course, be directly attributable to the poor work of the present day manufacturers.
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