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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: Mixtures, Placing, And Curing For Architectural Concrete
Author(s): R. S. Phillips
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 277-284
Abstract:Architectural concrete differs from ordinary structural-analysis concrete in that it must be sightly, whereas structural concrete is primarily utilitarian. Its exposure to the elements makes necessary a degree of durability not required in protected structures. Specifications and methods considered satisfactory for structural concrete should be studied carefully and modified where ne-CHAS. cessary to insure sightliness and durability. Paper con-Presentation siders important factors: grading of aggregates, water-on cement ratio and workability of the mix, methods of handling and placing and adequate curing. Recogni-hydraulic tion by architect and contractor alike of the new problems involved is essential to a successful architectural concrete structure.
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