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Self-Compacting Concrete

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The report is an English translation of
Concrete Report No. 10, 2002

The development of self-compacting concrete began in the mid-1980’s, in Japan. Research into self-compacting concrete, or as it was first called in Sweden, vibrating-free concrete, began in Sweden in 1993. Swedish busi­nesses, universities, research institutes and authorities have concentrated heavily on the development of self-compacting concrete for both buildings and civil engineering structures. Europe’s first bridge built of self-com­pacting concrete was Swedish. The strong position of Sweden in self-com­pacting concrete was quite evident at the first international conference within the field, a RILEM conference held in Stockholm in the autumn of 1999.

Rapid development leads to a pressing need for recommendations in order that the building sector may take advantage of the new technology without mistakes or hazardous usage arising. In December 2000 the Swedish Con­crete Association appointed a committee assigned to prepare recommenda­tions for the use of self-compacting concrete. The report deals with aspects that are important to the majority of the building sector’s players; authori­ties, clients, designers, contractors and materials manufacturers. The report defines essential terms within the field, gives recommendations for choice of constituent materials, production, on site handling, comments on regula­tions, underlines the need for research and development and presents testing methods.

Also availably in swedish.

Glue-bounded edition, format 21*29,7 cm, 84 pages.

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