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An analysis of social and economic profiability of self-compacting concrete technology



Title: An analysis of social and economic profiability of self-compacting concrete technology
Author(s): Z. Pan
Paper category : conference
Book title: SCC'2005-China: 1st International Symposium on Design, Performance and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete
Editor(s): Zhiwu Yu, Caijun Shi, Kamal Henri Khayat and Youjun Xie
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-61-6
e-ISBN: 2912143624
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2005
Pages: 627 - 632
Total Pages: 6
Nb references: 5
Language: English


Abstract: This paper discusses the social and economic benefits of self-compacting concrete (SCC) technology. It also compares SCC with normal concrete about the total cost for production of typical structural elements such as beams, columns and hollow-core slabs. The analyses indicate that the direct cost of construction using SCC increased 5% to 10% compared to that using normal concrete according to the current cost estimates. Though the increase of the overall cost is within 5%, the application of SCC to general construction can improve the quality of products, lower the cost of maintenance and improve the structural durability.


Online publication: 2005-04-11
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143624.067