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Seeing is believing Arguments over whether the finish on structural concrete complies with the specification could soon be a thing of the past. Colin Cleverly reports on a national project that will e

BS 8110's definitions of surface finish are purely descriptive, and subjective. No physical references are available. As a result, there are often conflicting views between the client and members of the project team over whether a completed structural concrete finish is the one that has been specified. A new project aims to provide a series of reference panels that offers a physical and visual benchmark of structural concrete finishes and so allow all parties to agree on an acceptable ...

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