144. Concrete manufacturers’ role in succeeding with SCC

Title: 144. Concrete manufacturers’ role in succeeding with SCC
Author(s): M. Khrapko
Paper category : conference
Book title: 5th International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete
Editor(s): G. De Schutter and V. Boel
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-047-9
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-088-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2007
Pages: 957 - 960
Total Pages: 4
Language: English

Abstract: Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) has been known globally in the construction industry for 10-15 years. In some countries this technology is well established, some are going through a great deal of uncertainties, and the others are somewhere in between the two. So far, the experience with SCC technology shows that good implementation progress depends on two major factors, the broad recognition of the technology values and the pace of the confidence growth. Since the quality of concrete structures made of SCC nearly entirely depends on the quality of fresh SCC, the responsibility of an SCC producer is much greater than it is when conventional concrete is concerned. This, of course, demands extra knowledge and expertise from the SCC producer, which in return puts the producer in a very unique position in the concrete construction industry. This becomes especially so when more and more SCC is used and not only for special projects, but as a replacement for traditional concrete as well. It has been proven that SCC users can gain substantial design, economical and environmental advantages. But what benefits does the technology offer to concrete manufacturers? The SCC technology requires a true business partnership between all the parties involved, rather than just "customer-supplier" relationship, which most of the time is in place when we deal with "traditional" concrete supply. The role of the concrete manufacturer is becoming more important than ever before and particularly central to the increasing demand of SCC.

Online publication: 2009-06-16
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