The Future of Concrete in North America: Glowing Success or Ultimate Failure?

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Title: The Future of Concrete in North America: Glowing Success or Ultimate Failure?

Author(s): Ben C. Gerwick, Jr.

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 6

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 36-40

Keywords: composite construction (concrete and steel); concrete construction; concrete durability; costs; education; high-strength concretes; predictions; prestressed concrete; quality control; reinforced con-crete; research

Date: 2/1/1984

Abstract:
If concrete has risen to dominant status in such widely varying applications as dams, bridges, high-rise buildings, industrial buildings, freeways, roads, nuclear containment, underground structures, and outfall sewers, what then is its future development and future role?