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WHAT IS SELF CONSOLIDATING CONCRETE?
Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC) is highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that can spread into place, fill the formwork, and encapsulate the reinforcement without any mechanical consolidation (ACI 237).
Very simply, Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC) is simply a mix that is optimized for flow characteristics.
SCC, similarly to all concrete mixes, should be carefully designed to achieve the required performance characteristics, while being properly placed and properly cured.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SELF CONSOLIDATING CONCRETE?
Significant noise reduction: Little or no vibration required
Improved Health and Safety
Surface finishing/ Appearance
New Design possibilities: Possibility of casting heavily reinforced, inaccessible and complicated shapes
Economics: Reduced Manpower requirements (Faster and Easier Placement). Less wear & tear and maintenance for Equipment (Cranes, mixers, vibrators, etc.). Less Patching and Repair
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SELF CONSOLIDATING CONCRETE
SCC was developed in 1988 in Japan by Prof. Okamura and a team of academics at the University of Tokyo, in conjunction with major contractors. It is based on technologies used in underwater concrete placement. Test methods and procedures have been well established since its development. An example of its application is the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, featuring anchor blocks and 180,000 cubic yards of SCC.