October 1983 Table of Contents

Features New Rib Floor System for Residential Construction

A new concrete rib floor system intended for use on the first floor over a basement can span up to 16 feet and is designed to be competitive with wood joist construction. Read more

Features The Economics of Quality Control

The most elementary quality control efforts one full-time technician with a slump cone, air meter, scale and thermometer assure the concrete producer and his customers that he is providing the level of quality expected. Read more

Features Single Family Concrete Homes in Iowa

Durability and energy efficiency were advantages common to all of the concrete homes visited, but prices and architectural styles covered a range of tastes and pocketbooks. Read more

Features Concrete Tiles Put Color on Residential Roofs

With a 50-year life expectancy, concrete roof tiles compare favorably with wood, clay, and asphalt alternatives when a life-cycle cost analysis is made. Read more

Features Instruction from the American Concrete Institute About Residential Construction

This article is about residential concrete basement or foundation walls, but much of it applies also to nonloadbearing partition walls and other concrete walls above or below grade. Read more

Features Colorful Concrete Pavers Enhance the Home Landscape

Colorful concrete pavers have begun to change the part of America on which people walk and ride. Read more

Features Stamped Concrete for the Residential Market

An emerging trend for homebuilders is the construction of smaller homes with a few high-visibility upgrades that serve as selling features. Read more

Features Quality Assurance and Quality Control

A quality assurance program isn't a way of adding another layer of non-productive paper shufflers to the construction process. Read more

Features Concrete Barrier Walls for Peace and Quiet

Carefully designed concrete barrier walls can help reduce the homeowner's concern over encroaching commercial development and threatening traffic arteries by shutting out objectionable sights and sounds. Read more

Problem Clinic What Type III Does For Strength and When

Is there any general guide or rule of thumb about how much more strength you get from Type III than Type I cement at various ages? Read more

Problem Clinic The Quick Fix

Our company sold a 10x20-foot sign for use in southern California. This is mounted on legs made of 12-inch-square steel tubes. Another company contracted to set the sign in place. With the legs in 2-foot-diameter holes 7 feet deep, they mixed some concret Read more

Problem Clinic Effect of Grinding on Durability

We're having our driveway ground because of the large number of birdbaths produced in the surface during construction. I'm a little worried about what this will do to the durability. I'm pretty sure the air content is as high as it ought to be, but how wi Read more

Problem Clinic Winch Power

Regarding "Cutting a Mass Concrete Wall" (Problem Clinic, May issue, pages 428 and 429), what's a 400-Hertz winch? One that goes around 400 times a second, or one rented from the Hertz Corporation or neither of the above? Read more

Problem Clinic Masonry Openings Should Be Modular

Some block partition walls are to be left unplastered but painted. Read more

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