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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: Precast -The Manufactured Concrete
Author(s): W. Burr Bennett, Jr.
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 21-27
Keywords: architectural concrete; concrete blocks;
concrete panels; concrete pipes; concrete products;
history; manufacturing; precast concrete; pre
stressed concrete; tilt-up construction.
Abstract:The two branches of the concrete industry, precasting and in situ casting, developed side-by-side starting with (and in some cases before) the develop-ment of portland cement. The purpose of this article is to review briefly the history of the development of precast concrete as a manufactured product and to deduce industry trends that have occurred, are occurring, or may occur.
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