A few years ago one of the public agencies of the City of New York indicated that consideration was being given to restricting the use of concrete for structural frames of multi-story buildings because of the lack of uniformity in the quality of concrete. The result of such an edict would have been a serious blow to the concrete industry in New York and a group of prominent members of the industry took the matter under consideration. The result was the creation of the Concrete Industry Board whose function is to see that the requirements of the design were properly carried out as regards selection of the ingredients, the mixing of the basic concrete, care and handling in its production, placing in the forms and adequate curing. The board, however, has no enforcement power of any kind. It simply provides a forum wherein the members can freely discuss problems with their contemporaries and members of other branches of the industry. The board's many committees have all published manuals on concreting procedures.