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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: The Contribution Of Ready-Mixed Concrete To The Building Industry
Author(s): H. F. Thomson
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 497-506
Abstract:The development of commercial service in deliver- ing ready-mixed concrete in urban centers has repre- sented one of the significant advances in building practice during the last 15 years. The industry has pioneered in introducing more accurate control methods; these refinements now enable small jobs to se- cure as reliable control of the concrete used as is available on large jobs. The advances in quality of ready-mixed concrete have influenced improvements in the production of all other concrete used in a community. Ready-mixed concrete offers to the building trade a service which has proven helpful in con- venience, speed, ability to handle winter work, and in other respects. The way toward further improvements in concreting practices has been pointed out by this infant in the building field.
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