Consolidation Concerns Continue

Although all concrete should be properly consolidated to ensure that the desired durability and strength are achieved, many specifications do not contain provisions for achieving or assuring proper consolidation. This article describes some of issues facing the American Concrete Institute's Committee 309, Consolidation of Concrete. The committee is addressing issues such as: selecting the proper method of consolidation according to mixture proportioning; consolidation in congested areas; special considerations for self-consolidating concrete; and determining the proper method, timing and duration of vibration.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 43-45
  • Serial:
    • Concrete International
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • ISSN: 0162-4075

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01004096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2005 10:21PM