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2 edition of Concrete block walls. found in the catalog.

Concrete block walls.

Concrete block walls.

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Published by Cement and Concrete Association in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Concrete walls -- Design and construction.,
  • Concrete blocks.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsCement and Concrete Association.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19207657M


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