Use of Shrinkage-Compensating Cement Concrete in the Dallas Municipal Center

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Title: Use of Shrinkage-Compensating Cement Concrete in the Dallas Municipal Center

Author(s): Jack E. Rosenlund

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 64

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 33-42

Keywords: concrete finishes (hardened concrete); cracking (fracturing) drying shrinkage; field tests; laboratories; post-tensioning; public buildings; shrinkage-compensating concretes.

Date: 7/1/1980

Abstract:
A description of the role of the architect, engineer, laboratory, and contractor in the design and construction of this all cast-in-place concrete structure is given. Di scusses shrinkage control to reduce cracking, and the dual role played by shrinkage-compensating concrete and post-tensioning in achieving this. Explains field, as well as laboratory, testing of concrete to determine effect and amount of expansion experienced.