The RMC Research Foundation Board recently approved funding for studies themed Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) Formwork Pressure and Performance-based
The RMC Research Foundation Board recently approved funding for studies themed Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) Formwork Pressure and Performance-based Alternatives to the Durability Provisions of the ACI 318 Building Code. SCC formwork pressure research has been identified as a critical issue by the American Concrete Institute’s Strategic Development Council. The Foundation is partnering with the SDC on this study that will run over two years and will research pressure exerted by SCC on formwork, including the development of guidelines to decrease this pressure.
The second study will focus on recommending alternatives to ACI’s 318 Building Code provisions, and is part of a broader study that will also examine performance-based alternatives for durability in pavements. The Portland Cement Association has been approached about partnering on the three-year effort. This project is the latest Prescriptive-to-Performance (P2P) study to be supported by the Foundation and will be conducted at the International Center for Concrete Research at NRMCA Research Laboratory in College Park, Md. Additional information on these and other RMC Research Foundation projects can be obtained by visiting www.rmc-foundation.org or from Julie Luther or Jennifer LeFevre, 888/846-7622; [email protected]; [email protected].