Designing to Minimum Concrete Dimensions

Malik, Javed B.
July 2007
Concrete International;Jul2007, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p44
Academic Journal
The article discusses some common examples where designing individual concrete members to minimum overall dimension can create problems. The examples include piers and pier caps, spread footings, grade beams, columns, walls and tilt-up wall panels. According to the author, by addressing the problems during the design phase can save time, reduce requests for information as well as change orders and avoid headaches for both the contractor and the engineer.


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