Savings in mass and improved thermal and fire resistance properties are the main advantages in the use of lightweight aggregate concrete. Reductions in dead weight not only affect the load analysis of a structure for dead and seismic loads, but also the capacity of construction equipment, the reduced transport costs per volume of material used and reduced maintenance costs of mixing equipment. The article details types of lightweight aggregate available in New Zealand, the production of lightweight aggregate and aerated concrete and also discusses applications. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Concrete Publications Limited

    Securities House, 126 the Terrace
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 5-12
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM