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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Some Experience with the Use of Superplastizers in the Precast Concrete Industry in Canada
Author(s): Kai Holbek and Janis I. Skrastins
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 87-100
Keywords: admixtures; compacting; concrete construction; concrete durability; construction costs; high-strength concretes; mix proportioning; physical properties; placing; plasticizers; precast concrete; pumped concrete
Abstract:The main reasons for using superplasticizers in precast concrete are to improve the physical properties of either the fresh or hardened concrete, to faciliate the placement and compaction of concrete in intricate moulds, to obtain better finishes or to reduce the costs of these operations. The examples described in this paper illustrate the uses of superplasticizers for more than one of these reasons.
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