Avoiding Gross Errors in Concrete Construction


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Title: Avoiding Gross Errors in Concrete Construction

Author(s): Clifford Gordan, Jack R. Benjamin, William H. Correale, James Fouhy, Arnold R. Kline, Leslie D. Long, John T. O'Neil, and Charles F. Peck

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 72

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 638-646

Keywords: aggregates; cements; concrete construction; con-cretes; consistency; consolidation; construction manage-ment; construction methods; conveying; curing; errors; fail-ure; formwork (construction); inspection; mixers; mixing

Date: 11/1/1975

Gross errors in concept, planning, design of structures un doubtedly account for some detailing abilities by far, the greater number of collapses of cast-in-placeconcrete structures are due to construction errors in field. To gross errors must be added deficiencies in execl of construction techniques and the precautions to taken to avoid, reduce, or at least recognize the factors tha could and do cause construction failures in the field cast-in-place concrete. [Authors]