Architectural Concrete: Planning Requirements


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Title: Architectural Concrete: Planning Requirements

Author(s): Larry C. Washburn

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 65

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 526-530

Keywords: abrasive blasting;aggregates;architectural concrete;colors (materials);costs; finishes;precast concrete;specifications;surface finishes (hardened concrete).

Date: 7/1/1968

Advances detailing planning is important in achieving economical effective architectural concrete. The designer must be mindful of the material with which he is working even during initial sketches. During design, the architect and engineer should consider such important construction elements as joints, form ties, shrinkage, etc. lines which may appear effective on drawings can be difficult and costly to achieve in construction. Advance planning allows coordination of aesthetic, structural, and construction factors in the development of finishes and construction techniques which are appropriate to the particular design.