History of SCC

  • Developed in 1988 in Japan

                   1) Based on technologies used in underwater concrete placement

                   2) Developed by academics in conjunction with major contractors

                   3) Prof. Okamura at the University of Tokyo

                   4) Akashi Kaikyo Bridge - anchor blocks, 180,000 cubic yards of SCC

                   5) Test methods and procedures well established

  • Widely Adopted in Europe Over Past Decade

                   1) Scandinavian countries regarded as leaders

                   2) Test methods and procedures well established

  • Acceptance Drivers

                   1) Tight labor market; concern over proper consolidation (Japan)

                   2) Complex thin-walled sections and heavily reinforced buildings (Japan)

                   3) Production efficiency; reduced vibration (Europe)

                   4) Health and safety (legislation in Europe)

Today SCC is widely utilized and accepted

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Today SCC is widely utilized and accepted