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Lessons from small failures – Part II: Designing for durability

If you get to design and build generation after generation of essentially the same structure and you get to study the old problems, then you end up with a mature well-designed product. Over the decades automobiles have clearly become both … Continue reading

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Precast concrete for Urban Search and Rescue training

We spent Thanksgiving with two sons and their families. I also visited a nearby young cousin who I am fond of and who is a firefighter.  We were talking about training and somehow precast concrete came up. Some years back … Continue reading

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Conflicting Information: Predicting The Outcome

This detail from a recent bid document (the bubbling is mine) made no sense to me . “Broom finish” is accomplished by taking a broom to the visible or troweled surface of fresh concrete (most commonly a sidewalk) and pushing … Continue reading

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