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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: Common Quality in concrete Construction
Author(s): Den Newman
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 37-49
Abstract:Recent failures throughout the world have called into question the reputation of concrete as a reliable, durable, maintenance-free material. The causes of these doubts range from ever-changing social demands and expectations, to developmetns in materials and methods of construction, to economic pressures. Improvements will only be achieved when there is a proper appreciation of the realities of today's concrete construction techniques; the only changes necessary are in the attitudes of all concerned. The author concludes with a radically simple proposition for improving the quality of concrete everywhere.
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