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concrete

(kŏn′krēt) (kŏn-krēt′) [L. concretus, solid]
Condensed, hardened, or solidified.

concrete (kängˑ·krētˈ),

n solid or semi-solid plant extract obtained by washing with an organic solvent, such as hexane. It has a fatty or waxy consistency and comprises pigments, wax, and essential oils.

concrete

mixture of cement and reinforcing gravel or stones used in the surfacing of yards, passageways, milking parlors and the like; critical to the good condition of feet and hooves of farm livestock. Excessive wear due to a too-abrasive surface causes footrot of pigs and epidemic lameness in dairy herds.
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In trying to design concretes that would safely entomb nuclear wastes, for example, Della M.
The concrete industry is not the world's most progressive and it has not been using the potential of cements to anywhere close to what they can do.
There is no reason why we can't build very high concrete buildings.
Like the Sears Tower, it could be constructed as a bundle of "tubes" -- concrete shells with rectangular or triangular cross sections -- that terminate at various heights.
An exhibition regarding materials, products, and equipment related to manufacturing and testing of concrete will also take place during the Congress.
Shah will give a keynote speech on Advances in Concrete Science in the last 50 years at the Congress.
RCA can be used in high-quality concretes such as high-strength, high-performance, and self-consolidating concretes by appropriate materials selection and mix design.
Mechanical and elastic behaviour of concretes made of recycled-concrete coarse aggregates, Construction and Building Materials 24(9): 1616-1620.
It's not unusual that some of the concrete is low strength.
For years, environmental engineers have recommended that homeowners seal cracks in the concrete of basement or slab floors to limit the infiltration of radon, a radioactive gas emitted by radium in the soil.
Global Concrete and Cement Market - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017
1 Asia-Pacific concrete and cement production value 6.