The design and placement of concrete in structures changes and evolves with technological advances aimed at maximizing design freedom, increasing productivity and profitability, and enhancing the overall work environment of construction personnel. Many technological developments have provided incremental advances in the design and placement of concrete structures. This article discusses properties of and applications for self-compacting concrete (SCC), which was originally developed in Japan in the 1980s. Some advantages of SCC include: it is easily placed in thin-walled elements or elements with limited access; it results in high-performance concrete; its ease of placement can result in cost savings through reduced equipment and labor requirements; and reduced noise and vibration during placement. The increased flowability and consolidation of SCC can also improve appearance and enhance the durability of the finished element.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 31-34
  • Serial:
    • Concrete International
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • ISSN: 0162-4075

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  • Accession Number: 00792610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 17 2001 12:00AM