Concrete in the Service of Mankind Appropriate concrete by Michael J. McCarthy, Ravindra Dhir, Michael McCarthy

By Michael J. McCarthy, Ravindra Dhir, Michael McCarthy

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Now, this has been raised to 21° Celsius. In 1995, this new figure is still not being achieved. In reality, such requirements can only be recommendations because on several days per year, these figures cannot always be achieved even in Western European countries. In Romania, to even achieve figures of 21° Celsius for the majority of the time is still a major goal. Another perspective on building is what is considered to be their lifespan. Should the philosophy be that buildings are considered as a ‘consumption product’ with a lifespan of 30 years maximum for houses as in America, or should the lifespan be 100 years as was the case with the blocks of flats in Romania.

5) The Irish Times, 1 November 1994. (6) The Irish Times, (quoting a Reuter report on the Tower of Pisa), 11 September 1995. (7) Screeding off: The C Word, Concrete Quarterly No 171, Winter 1991, p. 28. O’Reilly, Inaugural Lecture to Advanced Concrete Technology Course, Dublin, September 1995 (unpublished). Gallagher, final year project UCD 1995 (unpublished). (10) IS 326:1988, Code of practice for the structural use of concrete. National Standards Authority of Ireland. (11) BS 8110:1985, Structural use of concrete Part 1, Code of practice for design and construction.

ISBN 0 419 21470 4. ABSTRACT. This paper presents the results of a case study carried out for the evaluation of the impact of new concrete products or technologies on the construction market. The applied methodology consisted on the planning and implementation of a survey of the Chilean construction industry and its later statistical analysis. Stated Preference data and the discrete choice Logit models were used to determine the potential demand function for the product. The model allows to know the probability of choosing a new product compared with a traditional one as a function of certain product attributes.

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