AN INSPECTION RATIONALE

INSPECTION OF CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SUGGESTS A NUMBER OF FUNCTIONS THAT SHOULD BE COVERED BY CONCRETE INSPECTION' /1/ INSPECTION AND APPROVAL OF BATCHING AND MIXING FACILITIES, /2/ CONTROL OF THE PROPORTIONING OF CONCRETE MIXES, /3/ INSPECTING IN THE BATCH PLANT WHERE SIZE OF JOB OR TYPE OF CONCRETE WARRANTS IT, /4/ INSPECTION, TESTING, AND APPROVAL OF MATERIALS, /5/ INSPECTION OF FORMS AND FALSEWORK, EMBEDDED ITEMS, REINFORCING STEEL, AND OTHER ITEMS RELATED TO THE PRELIMINARIES BEFORE ACTUAL PLACEMENT OF THE CONCRETE, /6/ INSPECTION OF CONCRETE HANDLING AND PLACING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS BUCKETS, CHUTES, HOPPERS, VIBRATORS, AND PUMPS, /7/ INSPECTION OF THE ACTUAL PLACING AND HANDLING OF THE CONCRETE, INCLUDING CONSOLIDATION, FINISHING, CURING, PROTECTION, AND REPAIR, /8/ INSPECTION OF REMOVAL OF FORMS AND SHORING, /9/ PREPARING AND TESTING CONCRETE STRENGTH SPECIMENS, /10/ INSPECTION AT PRECASTING PLANTS FOR PRESTRESSED CONCRETE AND SPECIAL PRECAST UNITS, AND /11/ PREPARING REPORTS COVERING ALL OF THESE INSPECTIONS AND TESTS. THE ARRANGEMENT OF THESE INSPECTION PROCEDURES IS A VERY COMPLICATED AND DIFFICULT TIMING PROBLEM. GOOD, REALISTIC INSPECTION SPECIFICATIONS MUST BE DEFINED PROPERLY AND JUSTLY ADMINISTERED. REFERENCES' RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR CONCRETE INSPECTION, ACT COMMITTEE 311 REPORT.

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    • Vol 11, No 10, PP 385-386
  • Authors:
    • Waddell, J J
  • Publication Date: 1966-10

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  • Accession Number: 00214687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM