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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: Quality Control of High Strength Lightweight Concrete for One Shell Plaza
Author(s): F.R. Khan, G. Stockbridge, and E.J. Brown
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 15-34
Keywords: coefficient of variation; cold weather concstruction; compressive strength; concrete construction; concrete cores; foundations; high-rise buildings; high-strength concretes; hot weather construction; inspection; lightweight aggregate concretes
Abstract:The success of the 52-story One Shell Plaza building in Houston depended on the use of high strength lightweigth concrete. To achieve 600 psi lightweight concrete at the site for the mat foundation, columns, walls, and spandrels a rigorous quality control program was developed and followed through the entire project. The authors discuss the development of the design mix, tests made for establishing design criteria, and procedures for plant and field inspection to maintain quality control throughout the project. A checklist for quality control for future high-rise lightweight concrete buildings is propsosed.
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