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

Concrete Q&A: Curing Decorative Concrete with Hydronic Heaters

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2021

Comparison of Several Methodologies Used for Designing Tabletop Foundations

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2021

Impact Damage Retrofit of RC Bridge Girder Previously Retrofitted with CFRP Fabric

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 1/1/2021

Performance of Latex-Modified Concrete (LMC) Overlays on Bridge Decks Under Laboratory and Field Conditions

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/1/2020

After Two Hundred Years of Estimating Evaporation, It Is Still a Mystery

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

LaGuardia Airport Design Build for Extending Runway Decks for Safety Area Improvements, Queens, NY

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 1/23/2020

Zeolite Based Concrete- Durable Solution for Nation’s Infrastructure

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 12/11/2019

Self-Consolidating Concrete using FRAP and High Volume of Supplementary Cementitious Materials

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/30/2019

Effect of Common Surface Pretreatments on Shear Strength of Bonded Concrete Overlays

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 12/1/2018

Thermal Curing and Environmental Impact of Alkali-Activated Cementitious Materials

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

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