The scope of this guide is to solve a lack of uniformity in the appearance criteria of concrete surfaces and to provide a comprehensive guidance and understanding to its production and evaluation. The new guide defines the formed concrete surfaces based on a set of uniformly comparable characteristics such as texture, color, porosity, construction and facing joints, surface irregularities and form-facing. Detailed guidelines are given on the basis of four levels of quality called “Concrete Surface Categories (CSC)”. These are based on the visibility of the completed surface as well as the importance of its visual appearance.
Recorded webinar from October 7, 2014.
Presented by: Rolf Spahr, Sales Director MEVA Schalungs-Systeme GmbH, Germany
Table of Contents
1. To understand the basic quality levels of formed concrete surfaces and its definitions.
2. To understand the classifications or critera presented in the following tables: a) descriptions of the visible effects on as-cast formed surfaces (including the following criteria: texture, surface void ratio, color uniformity, surface irregularities and facing joints); b)the form-facing categories; c) the concrete surface void ratio; d) the characteristics of form-facing material
3. To understand the planning, the formwork and facing selection and the production recommendations.
4. To understand the evaluation of the formed concrete surfaces.
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