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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: Down with your Isle of Portland
Author(s): Peter Smith
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 679-684
Keywords: architecture; concrete construction; esthetics;
structural design; concrete technology; urban planning.
Abstract:This fourth ACI Raymond E. Davis Lecture suggests some consideration be given by concrete technologists to the total impact of their technology. It is pointed out that concrete is a visible part of the urban sprawl and is already lending its name to some of the problems of progress. Better concrete, better planning, and broader concern are suggested, i.e., a better melding of improved concrete design and construction technology, with a deeper under-standing of what people expect and need of the end prod-uct.
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