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Latest Technologies for Industrial Concrete Floors; An International Overview

Author(s): Cortinovis C., Velikettil M. and Lee Brockway
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of International Conferences (ICACMS) Advances in Construction Materials and systems Vol 2
Editor(s): Manu Santhanam, Ravindra Gettu, Radhakrishna G. Pillai, Sunitha K. Nayar
ISBN: 978-2-35158-194-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-191-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 294-303
Total Pages: 10
Language : English

Abstract: The evolution of logistics, boosted by e-commerce and the raising requirements of industries (JIT, total quality) are changing the flooring industry. The flooring companies have to move from subcontracting labour for general contractors and become responsible contracting experts. In order to adapt, this industry needs to build faster and cheaper technical floors with higher durability. These concrete slabs will need to resist abrasion generated by intense traffic, to be flatter to allow higher storage, to minimize exposed joints and last but not least to look good. This article is demonstrating new ways to deal with the needs of modern logistics and of several demanding industries:
- Load transfer and impact reduction of construction joints
- Volumetric restrained shrinkage of concrete
- Special surface coatings for abrasion resistance and aesthetics of concrete slabs
It describes latest innovations of the industry which are not only products but different approaches from conception to execution techniques, QC and surveys. The presentation will be done by experts with international experience and based on real projects executed in various continents (Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia).

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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