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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: Impact of Research on Prestressed Concrete Specifications
Author(s): Neil M. Hawkins
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 163-176
Keywords: building codes; history; prestressed concrete;
prestressing; research; specifications.
Abstract:The history of prestressed concrete specifications in the U.S.A. is correlated with the personal philosophies of key individuals at the time the first specifications were developed, with the nature of interactions between research, codes and practice and with the human factors involved in the regulatory process. It is concluded that if regulatory authorities are to fulfill their professional obligation of encouraging new developments and applications, then they must in turn develop and publish generic guidelines that can be used to assess whether changes in specifications are justified.
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