As a construction services inspection and testing firm, we routinely cast sets of four 6 x 12-inch specimens (2 tested @ 7 and 2 @ 28) and sets of five 4 x 8-inch specimens (1 @ 7, 3 @ 28, 1 to hold). Recently a client questioned why they should pay us to test the 28-day specimens when the 7-day specimen achieved the specified 28-day strength. Can we hang our hat on anything other than ACI 318 126.96.36.199. indicating a valid test requires the average of 3 4x8's, and the loose "7-day tests are purely diagnostic" comment? Thanks!
Red Flag Submitted
Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.
Reply To This Thread
Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is quickly becoming an industry standard for product manufacturing in a variety of applications, including medical devices, aviation and aeronautics parts, and transportation components. Download Now