CAST IN PLACE PILING AND DIAPHRAGM WALLING: A GUIDE TO THE SPECIFICATION AND USE OF READY-MIXED CONCRETE

This document is primarily intended to help piling contractors and ready-mixed concrete producers to order and produce concrete designed to meet the special requirements of cast-in-place piling and diaphragm walling. It also aims to help authors of specifications for piling contracts. It was originally produced in February 1993 by the British Aggregate Construction Materials Industries (BACMI), British Ready Mixed Concrete Association (BRMCA) and Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS). The main factors, influencing the specification and design of the concrete for any specific piling contract, are: (1) available materials; (2) workability of fresh concrete; (3) compaction; (4) steel reinforcement; (5) transport and placing; (6) strength of the hardened concrete; and (7) durability. The concrete should normally be specified according to the guidance given in British Standard BS 5328: Concrete: Part 2; sometimes, specific contract clauses could require discussion and agreement between purchaser and producer. The specification covers materials, workability and concrete mix. Other aspects covered include ordering concrete, quality assurance, and sampling and testing of concrete. Appendix A specifies enquiry and order information. Appendix B lists relevant British Standards and other relevant publications.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1993-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: I-VIII
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00663419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 24 1994 12:00AM