Training and Concrete Quality -A Cement Company’s View


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Title: Training and Concrete Quality -A Cement Company’s View

Author(s): Joseph J. Waddell

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 65

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 640-658

Keywords: concrete construction;concretes;contractor;costs;education; inspection; labratories;quality control;specifications;structural engineering;training courses.

Date: 8/1/1968

A symposium of seven brief papers based on a session sponsored by ACI Committee 311, Inspection of Concrete, at the 1967 ACI Fall Meeting in Des Moines. The essentials of specification preparation are discussed. An engineer discusses the engineer’s role in construction inspection and a contractor presents the view that the major responsibility for inspection should be the contractor’s Some problems encountered in inspection are noted and a procedure to solve them offered. The advantages of quality control are looked at and the means by which inspection is actually being provided are reviewed. The final paper discusses ways in which private organizations can help train inspectors.