Self-compacting concrete (SCC)
Self-compacting concrete (SCC) is a flowing concrete that does not require vibration and, indeed, should not be vibrated. It uses superplasticisers and stabilisers to significantly increase the ease and rate of flow. It achieves compaction into every part of the mould or formwork simply by means of its own weight without any segregation of the coarse aggregate.
The consistence of the concrete is specified and measured as a flow rate rather than the normal slump test.
- Health and safety benefits (as no vibration is required).
- Faster construction times.
- Increased workability and ease of flow around heavy reinforcement.
- Excellent durability.
Having no need for vibrating equipment spares workers from exposure to vibration. No vibration equipment also means quieter construction sites.
This ninth annual report report presents the concrete industry’s sustainability performance in 2015.
This publication assists engineers in understanding the common challenges of building tall.
This guide focuses on the use of concrete at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre and its part in creating a low energy building.
This publication looks at innovation and the learning and proven performance that we can’t afford to leave behind.
This publication summarises the material used in the design of reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges using Eurocode 2
This guide sets out how concrete's attributes can be used to minimise CO2 emissions.
This guide focuses on concrete and masonry housing, and presents requirements for Part L1A of the Building Regulations.
This document provides information on the material and resource efficiency of concrete and masonry.
Guidance on how concrete can be used to achieve credits under the latest version of BREEAM NC:2014.
An all-you-need-to-know guide on the specification of sustainable concrete.