Portland cements in building construction

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. CBD-145
Physical description5 p.
Subjectportland cement; properties of materials; building materials; concrete admixtures; Concrete
AbstractThe ready-mix concrete producer at times experiences problems with uniformity of his raw materials, and also with secondary properties. Portland cement is no exception. The sources of variations in the properties of portland cement are discussed in this paper as well as the problems that such variations can create; some solutions to these problems are offered. Particular attention is given to the distinction that should be made between the minimum requirements of a general quality specification and the more rigid requirements of a purchase specification. Also noted is the accessibility of test data on secondary properties from the cement manufacturer.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Les ciments portland dans la construction des bâtiments
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-1303
NPARC number20326498
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Record identifier9e8ae011-a9ca-4f36-81bd-4f550e400d1b
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2017-04-27
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