High strength concrete
The definition of high strength concretes is continually developing. In the 1950s a cube strength of 35MPa was considered high strength, and in the 1960s compressive strengths of up to 50MPa were being used commercially. More recently, compressive strengths approaching 140MPa have been used in cast-in-place buildings. Eurocode 2 allows for concrete strengths of up to 105MPa cube strength. There is no definition of high strength concrete in Eurocode 2, but the measures and formulae change when the concrete strength is greater than C50/60 so this seems a reasonable working definition.
High-strength concrete columns can hold more weight and therefore be made slimmer than regular strength concrete columns, which allows for more usable space, especially in the lower floors of buildings.
This publication assists engineers in understanding the common challenges of building tall.
An all-you-need-to-know guide on the specification of sustainable concrete.
Guidance on how concrete can be used to achieve credits under the latest version of BREEAM NC:2014.
This book summarises the reference material that will be used in the design of reinforced concrete buildings to Eurocode 2.
This document provides information on the material and resource efficiency of concrete and masonry.
This guide sets out how concrete's attributes can be used to minimise CO2 emissions.
This eighth annual report report presents the concrete industry’s sustainability performance in 2014.
This publication explores the key themes of whole-life, including future flexibility, resilience and ease of maintenance.
This guide focuses on the use of concrete at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre and its part in creating a low energy building.