SLIPPING INTO HIGH GEAR

Improved productivity and better riding surface characteristics are making slip-formed concrete an increasingly popular choice worldwide. In the past a great deal of emphasis was placed on the quality of the concrete mix supplied by the batching plant. If the slump was not consistent, a non-uniform pavement was the result. However, today's slip-form pavers can cope with variable slump mixes and compensate by variable vibration techniques implemented as the machine travels. Production speed is another area which has been increasing rapidly in the slipform market. With no reduction in the quality of the laid pavement, the latest paving machines can lay upwards of 1 km of 2-lane, single-thickness pavement per day.

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    Route One Publishing Limited

    6 Coronation Avenue
    Nottingham NG11 7AB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BURDETT, S
  • Publication Date: 1996-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00725785
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 1996 12:00AM