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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: Concrete in a State of Nature
Author(s): G. M. Idorn
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 11-38
Keywords: cold weather construction; cooling; curing; field tests; history; laboratories; precast concrete; research; tests; temperature rise (in concrete); General
Abstract:The three power centers in the world today must support the tremendous concrete construction and building investments that are needed in the developing regions where 90 percent of the world's population lives. Concurrently, renovations and renewals are required in industrial countries. Profound updating of conventional concrete technology is necessary, recognizing the differences between the behavior of test samples of concrete under laboratory conditions and of field concrete. For example, the historic development of curing concrete is reviewed with emphasis on the methods for monitoring heat development during curing of modern concrete. Proposals for wider transfer of this technology are also presented.
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