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CONCRETE TESTING

By Wendy Henry

CONCRETE FIELD TESTING

101 Using appropriate methods and procedures to correctly field test concrete products can prevent costly project delays.

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shortage of skilled labor continues to be the dominate issue in the construction industry, and rightfully so. However, delays in construction schedules have always been a thorn in the side of contractors, and history shows that probably won’t change. The success of any construction project—single family home, school, hospital, stadium, restaurant—is predicated on preventing problems that cause costly delays. While there are many factors that can disrupt a schedule, few are more detrimental than problems with the quality of concrete on a job. Best case scenario, the project will be temporarily Conducting a slump test following ASTM C143 is one of the first steps in field testing the compressive strength of concrete. Photo Credit: Quikrete Companies

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