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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: Concrete In Architectural Service
Author(s): Leopold Arnaud
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 355-358
Abstract:Unrestricted by requirements of standardization, concrete is adaptable as field-fabricated material or as shop-fabricated units. Its nonmodular qualitiesmake it eminently suited to contemporary building methods and design. It is an active agent in thechanging form of architecture. There should be a moderation of the exaggerated requirements of our building laws to reduce cost and massiveness and in-crease flexibility of design. The chief problem IS with finishes - texture and color. What can be done to remedy the deficiency of an extra operation for aesthetic effect. Needed improvements are: good integral texture, nonfading color, capable of accurate control end good weatherability.
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