Accelerated Strength Testing: Is it a Solution to a Contractor’s Dilemma?

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Title: Accelerated Strength Testing: Is it a Solution to a Contractor’s Dilemma?

Author(s): V. M. Malhotra

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 3

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 17-21

Keywords: accelerated tests; compressive strength; $ d” concrete construction; quality control.

Date: 11/1/1981

Abstract:
This article outlines the need for accelerated strength testing as a quality control tool in the construction industry. It describes the currently available I testing methods and also discusses their use on large construction projects in North Amerida. The legal status of accelerated strength test results for accep- t tance of concrete is discussed. It is concluded that accelerated strength testing has reached maturity in North America and stands ready for exploitation.