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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: Ordinary Concrete
Author(s): Miles N. Clair
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 257-276
Abstract:Author finds ordinary concrete, most of it made by common laborers, a remarkable material in performing with reasonable satisfaction the functions intended. But he finds it costly, wasteful, cracked, spalled, honeycombed., leaky, nonuniform and unsightly. He tells how, by simple means, which he describes, (with modern knowledge, better specifications, and insistence that they be followed) good concrete can be had to justify, on a dollars and cents basis, the necessary additional supervision.
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