September 1990 Table of Contents

Features Avoiding Arguments Over Architectural Concrete

Architectural concrete requires much attention to detail from both the designer and the builder. A realistic awareness of concrete's potential and limitations will help the architect prepare design details that the builder can execute at reasonable cost. Read more

Features Stamped Concrete Flatwork

Stamped concrete flatwork is now an option for creating variety in sidewalks. Aluminum and plastic stamping tools were the first to provide contractors with a low-cost, eye-appealing alternative to hand-laid units. They produce regular patterns such as hexagonal tile, cobblestone, and running bond brick. Read more

Features Tightness Tester Aids Quality Control Investigations

To help investigators determine the relative tightness of concrete details, surfaces, and surface treatments, a structural consulting company has developed a nondestructive instrument for use in quality control and forensic investigations. Read more

Features Architectural Precast Concrete

Architects, as well as engineers, precasters, and students, will find the revised, second edition of the design manual "Architectural Precast Concrete" to be a complete and authoritative reference on questions of proper use of architectural precast concrete. Read more

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