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Requirements for a successful concrete structure

Q. What are the requirements for a successful concrete structure?


A. The concrete must have sufficient strength to carry the loads imposed. The concrete must be able to endure under the conditions of exposure to which it will be subjected. The concrete must be economically produced in comparison with other materials equally strong and durable, which might be used. Thus the requirements may be briefly stated as strength, resistance to degradation, and economy.


References: SP-1(02); ACI 318-19; ACI 201.2R-16

Topics in Concrete: 318 Building Code; High Performance Concrete; Quality Assurance

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