CONCRETE: FROM MIX SELECTION TO THE FINISHED STRUCTURE - PROBLEMS EN ROUTE

Most studies of concrete deal with one property of the concrete at a time, thus giving a somewhat distorted picture of the importance of the various parameters in achieving a good concrete structure. So contends the author of this article, who points out the shortcomings in concrete construction with the good intention of improving the various procedures used. Topics covered include the high-tech nature of this low-tech material (concrete), the composition of modern cements, the selection of concrete mixes, the placing of reinforcement, concreting operations, the use of binders such as fly ash and silica fume, curing issues, the use of self-consolidating concrete, the variability of concrete, and sustainable construction. A final section reviews special aspects of precast concrete. The author concludes by reiterating the importance of paying attention to all of the smaller components of concrete and concreting, thus ensuring a higher quality of product achieved.

Language

  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 70-78
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00986576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 2005 12:00AM