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Foamed concrete: application and specification

Good Concrete Guide 7

Foamed concrete: application and specification

Document Status

Current

Supplement

Civil & Structural Supplement

Series

Good Concrete Guide

Abstract

Use of foamed concrete (or cellular lightweight concrete) in projects has notably been on the increase since the 1980s, taking advantage of its lightweight, free flowing, good thermal insulation and frost resistant properties, it does not require compaction and can be pumped both vertically and horizontally. This good concrete guide explores various applications and includes case studies, such as trench reinstatement, void filling, road bases, lateral load reduction, slope stabilisation, foundations and binding, roof slopes, floor levelling, sports fields and athletic tracks, shock-absorbing concrete (SACON), blocks and panels and in-situ construction. Also covers composition, production, operation, properties and quality control. A model specification is given in an appendix.

Author

Barnes, R.

History

Concrete Society ref: CS 165.

ISBN

9781904482543

Subjects

Publisher History

For more than 30 years, The Concrete Society has been publishing technical reports and advice notes to serve the needs of clients, architects, engineers, specifiers, suppliers, contractors and users of concrete.


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