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Is the cutting of cores or other shaped specimens directly from a completed structure ever used for determining the strength of the concrete?

Q. Is the cutting of cores or other shaped specimens directly from a completed structure ever used for determining the strength of the concrete?

 

A. Yes. This is a widely accepted procedure both for routine control and for special investigations where the condition of a structure is in question.

 

References: SP-1(02); ACI 214.4R-10

Topics in Concrete: Quality Assurance; Testing

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