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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: Architectural Concrete: Planning Requirements
Author(s): Larry C. Washburn
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 526-530
Keywords: abrasive blasting;aggregates;architectural concrete;colors (materials);costs; finishes;precast concrete;specifications;surface finishes (hardened concrete).
Abstract: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.
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