During the last decade, concrete technology has made an enormous advance through the introduction of self-compacting concrete. This book defines the key properties that make fresh concrete self-compacting and outlines test methods for its assessment. It covers the basic principles and underlying scientific theory, practical advice for production of SCC and its use in construction practice. It reviews all stages of the self-compacting concrete construction process are, from selection of materials, mix design and mixing process to transport, placing and finishing. The range of benefits offered goes beyond fundamental aspects of concrete quality and productivity; it includes a major improvement in the health and safety of workers.
"This is a well-presented and written book. The authors have been closely associated with the development of self-compacting concrete, both as a material and with its standarisation. ? a truly up-to-date compendium. ? an excellent book documenting SCC and providing strong practical advice. It has a comprehensive subject index for ease of navigation. Well worth having as a reference text."
?Richard Day, Concrete, October 2008