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concrete jungle

An overcrowded, unsafe and/or crime-ridden urban environment or city, characterized by the congestion of large buildings and roads. After years living in that concrete jungle, I'm looking forward to being in a place with a bit of grass and friendly neighbors.
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be cast in concrete

To be firmly or permanently established; to be unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's cast in concrete before we know exactly what it will do.
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cast in concrete

Firmly or permanently established; not subject to change; unalterable. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's cast in concrete before we know exactly what it will do.
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set (something) in concrete

To establish something firmly or permanently; to make something unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until Congress sets it in concrete before we know exactly what it will do.
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be set in concrete

To be definitely and permanently decided or planned. We might get brunch next weekend, but nothing is set in concrete yet.
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set in concrete

If a plan is set in concrete, it is fixed and cannot be changed. With expenditure plans now set in concrete for three years, slower growth would mean higher taxes. Note: You can also say that a plan is cast in concrete. But the sale conditions must be cast in concrete.
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be set in concrete

(of a policy or idea) be fixed and unalterable.
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Concrete contractor and concrete finishing company: Whitaker/Ellis Builders Inc.
Concrete contractor and concrete finishing company: Turner Construction Self-Perform Operations
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"Selecting the right location for installation of the concrete pump is a crucial part of the process.
Concrete was prepared in accordance with BS EN 12390- 2 [37] and the specimens were cast and cured under a damp cover for about 24 hours before being demoulded and cured in water tanks.
where [ISAT.sub.10] = Initial surface absorption 10 minutes after water first touched the surface of concrete.
Fly ash can partly replace cement in concrete. Replacing the content of cement, the production cost as well as the environmental impact, e.g.
The rate of strength development for concrete with fly ash is lower at the beginning than for concrete with plain Portland cement.
lining of Ghazipur minor, concrete lining of Mallah minor,
concrete lining of Thath sub minor, concrete lining of Miani
The company has 168 standard ready-mixed concrete plants, 17 volumetric ready-mixed concrete facilities, and 18 producing aggregates facilities.
During 2016, US Concrete sold approximately 8.1 m cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete and approximately 5.6 m tons of aggregates.
As shown in Table 2, the water to cement ratios of 0.47 and 0.53 are determined depending on the mixture proportions of control concrete. Mixture proportion of recycled aggregate concrete is obtained by using recycled coarse aggregate as the same weight to replace the natural aggregate of the control concrete at 16.7%, 33.3%, 50%, 66.7%, and 100%.
where [DELTA]W is the additional water consumption in concrete mixture; [m.sub.RA] is the mass of recycled aggregate in concrete; [w.sub.RA] and [w.sub.OA] are the water contents of recycled aggregate and ordinary aggregate, respectively; [s.sub.RA] and [s.sub.OA] are the water absorption of recycled aggregate and ordinary aggregate, respectively; [m.sub.A] is the mass of recycled concrete; and a is the percentage of recycled aggregate in the total aggregate of concrete.
The rapidity of the corrosion process in reinforced concrete can be activated by repeated loads, prestressing force [11, 12], shock loads, cyclic drying-wetting loads [13, 14], and shrinkage cracking.