Contractors and Production of Durable Air-Entrained Concrete

by Weston T. Hester, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of California, Berkeley, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 2, Pg. 167-178

Document Type: Journal Paper


The contractor-modification of air-entrained concrete mix proportions and production practices to suit actual construction conditions is covered in detail. The effects of alternate mix materials, materials proportions, and mixing practices on air entrainment characteristics and concrete durability are outlined. The effects of conventional, accelerated, and extreme curing practices on concrete durability are reviewed. The selection and implementation of quality control tests for air-entrained concrete is covered.

Subject Headings: Contractors and subcontractors | Material durability | Entrainment | Concrete | Concrete construction | Materials characterization | Curing | Quality control

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