Placing Concrete

Definition: the deposition, distribution, and consolidation of freshly mixed concrete in the place where it is to harden (often inappropriately referred to as pouring).- ACI Concrete Terminology

To provide durable concrete, it should be free of segregation and the mortar should be in close contact with the coarse aggregate, reinforcement, and any adjacent faces to which it is to be bonded. Concrete should be deposited, as nearly as practicable, in its final position. Placement of concrete is accomplished with buckets, hoppers, manual or motor-propelled buggies, chutes and drop pipes, conveyor belts, pumps, tremies, and paving equipment. Concrete can also be placed by the shotcrete process, in which layers are applied pneumatically. The shotcrete process is especially beneficial where forming is inconvenient or impractical, access or location provides difficulties, or normal casting techniques cannot be employed.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON PLACING CONCRETE

Minimizing the Risk for Portland-Limestone Cement Concrete Slabs

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 1/1/2024

Seismic Performance Assessment of Retrofitted Curved RC Bridge: A Case Study

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/1/2023

TU Dresden Advances Textile-Reinforced Concrete Construction

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 9/1/2022

Evaluation of the Potential Use of a New Aluminum Silicate in Green Concrete Products

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Ambient Cured Geopolymer Binder in Road Pavement-Subgrade Stabilization as a Replacement of Conventional Cement

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Unique Concrete Formwork for Red Rocks

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 6/1/2022

Concrete Q&A: Standing Water and Concrete Placement

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 6/1/2022

A Case Study on the Durability of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Fireproofing in Aggressive Industrial Environments

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/1/2022

Products & Practice Spotlight: Concrete Team Forges Ahead Amid Phoenix Heat

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 5/1/2021

Industrial Mineral Waste as an Alternative Pozzolan for the Design of Eco-Efficient Binary Cements: Impact on Physical Properties and Chloride Resistance

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/22/2021

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