Book Chapter

Production and placement of self-compacting concrete

Alizera Kashani, Duc Ngo

Self-Compacting Concrete: Materials, Properties and Applications | Woodhead Publishing | Published : 2020

Abstract

Self-compacting concrete (SCC) has many benefits in terms of production and placement compared to traditional concrete namely, elimination of external or internal vibration for compaction, better flowability, workability and pumpability, as well as increased bonding with congested reinforcement. Moreover, the placement of SCC is faster and requires less labour. The appearance (surface finish), mechanical performance and durability of SCC can be considerably better than traditional concrete. However, the methods of production, placement, quality control and finishing are essential for SCC. Constructability issues may arise for specifiers and contractors if related standards, guidelines or pra..

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