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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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Accelerated Steel Corrosion Test for Concrete Suffering the Freeze-Thaw Damage.
Bond-Slip Test for Concrete Suffering the Coupling Action of Freeze-Thaw Damage and Steel Corrosion.
Table 4 shows relative dynamic modulus of elasticity of concrete after suffering different freeze-thaw cycles.
52% higher than flexural strength of Reference Concrete (CC-0) where as flexural strength of CC-15 and CC-20 concretes is 14.
67% higher than Reference Concrete (CC-0) while the tensile strength of CC-10 and CC-20 concretes is 1.
Modulus of elasticity test: This test was performed to find out the variation in the Modulus of Elasticity in four different types of the concrete mixtures one reference concrete and three ceramic waste concretes with substitution of sand with fine aggregate of ceramic waste at different proportions.
Concretes with aggregates from demolition waste and silica fume.
His research interests include concrete materials, high strength and high performance concretes, self-consolidating concrete, green or sustainable concrete, durability of concrete, utilization of waste materials in concrete, and repair and rehabilitation of concrete structures.
Fresh properties of NCA and RCA concretes Fresh property NCA concrete RCA concrete Workability Slump (mm) 90-275 70-255 Slump flow (mm) 600-735 380-725 Slump loss for normal 50 75 concrete (after 45 min) (%) Slump loss for self- 2.
Concrete cylindrical specimens of size 100 mm diameter and 200 mm height were prepared as per the designed mix.
The concrete quality can be assessed as per the limits given in ASTM C 1202 based on the degree of chloride ion penetrability and is shown in Table 4.
The curved profile of the concrete causes persistent saturation at the eaves, slender concrete beams have sagged, and the building's slender 'swimming-stair' was recently damaged by the force of flood water in the stream below.
The ordering of the structure, together with the layering of concrete finishes, presents a clarity which describes the way the building was built.
To bridge the gap between research and implementation, FHWA launched the Mobile Concrete Laboratory-a state-of-the-art concrete testing facility on wheels.
Contained within a 15-meter (48-foot) trailer and pulled behind a semi-truck, the Mobile Concrete Lab is fully equipped with both new and conventional testing equipment.