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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: History of Concrete Proportioning
Author(s): William A. Cordon
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 167-176
Keywords: admixtures; aggregates; air entrainment; batching; concrete durability; concretes; density (mass/volume); history; mix proportioning; pozzolans; standards; strength; water-cement ratio
Abstract:The history of concrete mix proportioning starts with the "recipe" for manufacture of the first batch of concrete. The complex nature of concrete contributed to the wide variety of methods for arriving at the "best mix." . . .Three ACI standards are in use today which include developments in normal weight concrete, lightweight concrete and no-slump concrete.
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