Creative Application of Materials Engineering

by David J. Akers, (M.ASCE), Partner; Premixed Concrete Co., 7220 Trade St., San Diego, CA,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-733-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-733-0 (ISBN-10), 1989, Soft Cover, Pg. 60

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Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | October 10, 1989

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Society's demand for an aesthetically pleasing and safe constructed environment, along with the construction industry's higher and higher costs, dictate that the materials engineer be creative in design and construction when using old or new materials. The following papers, which are from a session held at the American Society of Civil Engineers' Annual Convention held in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 8-11, 1989, show that the materials engineer must truly engineer the materials he uses if he is going to maintain creative and technical control. Three papers discuss the creative use of performance oriented concrete, asphalt-rubber concrete, and hot-mix asphalt in different construction projects, while a fourth paper explores different methods to design reinforced concrete pipe. The final paper discusses liability and the responsibilities of the materials engineer.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Asphalt concrete | Reinforced concrete | Concrete pipes | Materials engineering | Construction methods | Rubber


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