This paper discusses the quality and potential performance in concrete that ranges in degree from unacceptable and rejectable to unbelievable levels of excellence. Concrete has great potential, with research advancements being achieved in building and architecture plus serviceability in functional performance. In spite of tested recommendations, "games" sometimes played by the architect or engineer from time to time adversely affect the quality and performance of good concrete. These individuals may cut corners needlessly or out of necessity to deal with unexpected economical problems. It is recommended that they play it safe before varying from accepted or tested specifications. In addition to specifications, problems concerning air, water, slump, and water-cement control; slump loss; mixing and placing; curing; strength; and quality control and assurance are discussed. /Author/

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    • This paper was presented at the Fifth Raymond E. Davis Lecture, Mexico City, October 28, 1976.
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    American Concrete Institute

    P.O. Box 19150, Redford Station, 22400 Seven Mile Road
    Detroit, MI  United States  48219
  • Authors:
    • Tuthill, L H
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Accession Number: 00148874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Title No. 73-55
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM