Fundamentals of Concrete (Part 2) – Mix Design and Field Practices (Print Course)

This article examines many of the fundamental issues required for the specification and installation of site-cast concrete as it comprises approximately 70% of all U.S. concrete production and is directly influenced by specifier and inspection professionals. This is a companion piece to the Hanley Wood CEU article “Fundamentals of Concrete – Part 1” (Architect Magazine, June 2017), which covers concrete’s ingredients and their influences on quality concrete.[endshort]

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the differences between prescriptive and performance specifications for ready mixed concrete
  • Learn how specifications influence field performance of fresh and hardened concrete
  • Recognize some of the fundamental aspects of placement and finishing on the long term performance of site cast concrete
  • Understand the importance of curing on quality during normal and adverse weather conditions

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