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- another term for gunite
- ‘The shotcrete locks the structure together, like architectural papier mache, giving it the necessary rigidity.’
- ‘Are you going to use the pump for shotcrete or for structural concrete?’
- ‘After several inches of shotcrete are in place, a monolithic dome of steel-reinforced concrete has been created.’
- ‘The columns were retrofitted by chipping off their concrete covers, adding jackets of steel rebar around them, and filling the jackets with shotcrete.’
- ‘Cowen also used the mixer to encase straw bales with shotcrete for the equine center and to cast the roof trusses and panels for the building.’
1950s: from shot + concrete.
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