cast in concrete

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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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However, the literature data regarding the influence of VMA on the air content in concrete mixes vary.
of the 6th CANMET/ACI International Conference on Superplasticisers and Other Chemical Admixtures in Concrete, 10-13 October, 2000, Niece, France.
The heating tubes are embedded in concrete with a thermal conductivity of [k.sub.conc] = 1.4 W/m * K (0.809 Btu/h * ft * [degrees]F) and are placed a distance of [x.sub.c] = 60 mm (2.36 in.) below the top surface of the concrete.