January 1980, “the first month of the first year of a new decade,” was, according to Bill Avery in his visionary editorial, “an irresistibly logical time for this journal to attempt to sum up in a single issue just a few of the many characteristics of concrete which will serve humanity in an era during which many other essential materials will inevitably become scarce.” He continued, “With this issue Concrete Construction starts its 25th year of publishing, and yet this is the first issue in almost 300 that in any major way squares off to the subject of promoting concrete.” Accordingly, a litany of concrete advantages and achievements followed his introductory words.
Other articles in the January 1980 issue include:
- Record-setting concrete projects
- The many applications of concrete
- The many faces of concrete
- Concrete: an unlimited choice of physical properties
- The durability of concrete
- The repairability of concrete
- Concrete: the energy saving material
- The concrete industry: on the grow
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