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ACI 301 covers common building requisites for cast-in-place structural concrete and slabs-on-ground. the 1st 5 sections disguise fabrics and proportioning of concrete; reinforcement and prestressing metal; creation, putting, completing, and curing of concrete; formwork functionality standards and development; therapy of joints; embedded goods, fix of floor defects; and completing of shaped and unformed surfaces. Provisions governing checking out, assessment, and attractiveness of concrete in addition to recognition of the constructions are integrated. the rest sections are dedicated to architectural concrete, light-weight concrete, mass concrete, posttensioned concrete, shrinkage-compensating concrete, commercial flooring slabs, tilt-up building, precast structural concrete, and precast architectural concrete.
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