Performance-Based Requirements for Concrete 101

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Title: Performance-Based Requirements for Concrete 101

Author(s): Mark F. Chrzanowski

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 33

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 49-52

Keywords: specifications, performance-based requirements, building codes, innovation

Date: 5/1/2011

Abstract:
This is the first in a series of three articles that will focus on specifying performance-based requirements for concrete. This article provides a brief history of the development of the performance-based movement, introduces the concept of specifying performance-based requirements for concrete, and discusses some of the challenges in implementing performance-based criteria for concrete.