GUIDELINES FOR THE APPRAISAL OF STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS IN HIGH ALUMINIA CEMENT CONCRETE

This memorandum is primarily concerned with suspended floor and roof structures which are constructed from precast prestressed concrete components made from high aluminia cement (hac), where the units are used generally in a simple non-composite form with breeze block or composition non-structural decking. Current field experience is used to outline a rational inspection and appraisal procedure. The process of assessment of the structural condition is described in detail: visual inspection, background information (one-day cube strength of the concrete, water/ cement ratio, composition and strength of the cement, method of compaction and curing), non-destructive tests, structural analysis and judgment and recommendations for action. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Structural Engineers

    11 Upper Belgrave Street
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1X 8BH
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HAC/1/1974 Standard
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM