Contract Research -A Valuable Resource


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Title: Contract Research -A Valuable Resource

Author(s): ScottT S. Pickard

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 4

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 25-30

Keywords: concrete construction; laboratories; research; structural design; test equipment; tests.

Date: 2/1/1982

Contract research is a contractual arrangement be In many cases, contract research can be a cost-effective investment for engineers and contractors wishing to explore new design and construction concepts. The model for discussion of contract research is the Portland Cement Association’s Construction Technology Laboratories in Skokie, Illinois. Discussed are the history of PCA’s contract research program and the program facilities and staffing, and the important characteristics of contract research along with some specific examples.