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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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An exhibition regarding materials, products, and equipment related to manufacturing and testing of concrete will also take place during the Congress.
Research works commenced more than 30 years ago to investigate the properties of RCA and new concrete including RCA (Frondistou-Yannas 1977).
The program includes interactive workshops such as Train-the-Trainer, Boot Camps for Field Leaders, and OSHA 10-Hour Safety plus Hands-On-Training opportunities for laying concrete masonry block, placing & finishing floors, surveying, stamped concrete and concrete repairs.
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Concrete services the construction industry in several major markets in the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and concrete-related products; and precast concrete.
This coating will prevent water evaporation from the concrete by forming a moisture vapor barrier (measured using ASTM C309 and ASTM C1315, and other standards).
According to William Turley, executive director of the Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) and associate publisher of Construction & Demolition Recycling, the guidance states that after the demolition of a structure or consolidation of concrete from roadway repairs, the material must be tested for PCBs and PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) while still on the site.
Antonio Argibay, AIA, principal of Meridian Designs Associates, agrees that the Bellaire withstood the crash because it was made of reinforced concrete.
Monteiro, a civil engineer at the University of California, Berkeley, has been studying mechanisms behind concrete damage caused by exposure to sulfate.
Another engineered wall system that is gaining in popularity is a pre-cast concrete wall.
Concrete comedy also turns the sound off, directing our attention to action, to gesture, to physicality.
As a result, city officials and Kalban agreed to expand the project, allowing the city to get sidewalk repairs done for less than it would cost today because of the increase in concrete costs.
So, with AKT's finite element analysis software, a modelling process was developed that enabled the complex forces within a single element to be resolved, thereby reducing the volume of concrete to its absolute minimum.