Self-Compacting Concrete – Recommendations for use
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The report is an English translation of Betongrapport Nr 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.
Glue-bounded edition, format 21*29,7 cm, 84 pages.