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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: 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
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
Abstract: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]
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