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RE: Pouring Concrete==>>please STOP cementI!!

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One of university professors use to crack us on the
head with a ruler(another age) if we said cement when
we meant concrete.  He'd say "you mean concrete, cement
is stickum".
Gary

On 21 Oct 2004 at 13:25, Scott Maxwell wrote:

> Or park my car on the cement driveway.  <grin>
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Scott
> Adrian, MI
> 
> 
> On Thu, 21 Oct 2004, Eli Grassley wrote:
> 
> > At least you didn't say "they will be pouring cement today."
> >
> > That probably would have sent you packing!
> >
> > ~~ Eli Grassley
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> > Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 8:14 AM
> > To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> > Subject: RE: Pouring Concrete==>>please STOP demeaning ACI!!
> >
> > Charlie:
> >
> > Robert is likely correct.  I don't know the answer, but that would
> > have been my guess.
> >
> > I do know that my first boss out of school "harped" the issue of
> > pouring vs. placing concrete.  I still remember making the "mistake"
> > of saying something like "they will be pouring concrete today."  His
> > response was: "You PLACE concrete...you POUR beer."  (He really
> > liked his beer, thus the beer reference)
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Scott
> > Adrian, MI
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 21 Oct 2004, Garner, Robert /SD wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Bryant Mather (?)
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Carter, Charlie [mailto:carter(--nospam--at)aisc.org]
> > > Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 6:30 AM
> > > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > > Subject: RE: Pouring Concrete==>>please STOP demeaning ACI!!
> > >
> > >
> > > > ...  It is refreshing to hear someone criticize
> > > >these codes and standards.  They are written by
> > > >volunteers and committees and, despite the best of
> > > >intentions, a lot of errors and omissions occur.
> > > >If ACI is her favorite target, then we need someone
> > > >to pick on some of the other code organizations.
> > > >I believe ACI is big enough to withstand some
> > > >criticism graciously.
> > >
> > > I personally welcome constructive suggestions and positive
> > > contributions. I presume in saying this that such items are
> > > offered in good faith with an intent that is as genuine as the
> > > efforts of those who helped to create the things that the
> > > commenter is criticizing. Furthermore, I find that the most
> > > successful commenters are those who maintain humility in offering
> > > their opinions (which may or may not be correct). The least
> > > successful are those who offer their opinions as self-evident
> > > truths.
> > >
> > > Charlie
> > >
> > > P.S. I seem to remember that pouring vs. placing is a part of the
> > > life's work of one of the big names in concrete design and
> > > construction. It's kind of like Omer Blodgett's long-fought battle
> > > to convince people to stop using the term rathole. He prefers weld
> > > access hole, primarily because the term rathole seems like such a
> > > negative connotation. Maybe Scott Maxwell knows the person I'm
> > > thinking of by name, but I can't remember.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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