Concrete Quality Control in the Arabian Gulf

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Title: Concrete Quality Control in the Arabian Gulf

Author(s): Osama E. K. Daoud and Shafik K. Hamdani

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 8

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 16-21

Keywords: compressive strength; concrete construction; costs; quality assurance; quality control; ready-mixed concrete; standard deviation; strength; General

Date: 12/1/1986

Abstract:
The QA/QC program for the largest commercial/residential complex in Kuwait is described. Analysis of concrete test results indicates that the program successfully overcame the problems of harsh climate, unsuitable materials, congested location, and a nonhomogeneous work force. Successful completion of the project proved that an effective QA/QC program is both possible and cost-effective in the Arabian Gulf region.