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What is architectural concrete?

Q. What is architectural concrete?

 

A. Architectural concrete is concrete that will be permanently exposed to view and therefore requires special care in selection of the concrete materials, forming, placing, and finishing to obtain the desired architectural appearance. Architectural and structural considerations as well as material and construction considerations are discussed in ACI 303R-12 “Guide to Cast-in-Place Architectural Concrete Practice”.

 

References: ACI 303R-12; ACI 301-16

Topics in Concrete: Architectural Concrete; Concrete Fundamentals

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