Concrete’s versatility, durability, and economy have made
it the world’s most used construction material. The U.S.
uses about 180 million cubic meters (240 million cubic yards)
of ready-mixed concrete each year. It is used in highways, streets,
parking lots, parking garages, bridges, high-rise buildings,
homes, floors, sidewalks, driveways, and numerous other applications.
types of hydraulic cement are manufactured to meet various normal
physical and chemical requirements for purposes including low
heat of hydration, high early strength, resistance to alkali-silica
reactivity, and high sulfate resistance.Click
Concrete Design & Production
properly proportioned concrete mix possesses acceptable workability
of the freshly mixed concrete and durability, strength, and
uniform appearance of the hardened concrete while being economical.
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the basics about proportioning concrete mixtures and get an
overview of concrete construction procedures. Construction,
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