Concrete Road Paving Record In Queensland (Jul 1983)

CCA Road Note 20 by Cement and Concrete Association

During recent construction on a deviation of the Pacific Highway in South East Oueensland an Australian concrete road paving record of 1 km per day was established. The contractor, Seovic Holdings, using a Miller M9000 slipform paver and supported by the resources of Farley and Lewers (Old) Limited achieved a maximum daily pour of 815 m, or approximately 2000 t, of concrete. On concrete road projects in Queensland, and else- where, concrete is being supplied both from plants established on site and from the ready-mixed-concrete industry. This project has demonstrated the capacity of ready-mixed-concrete suppliers to co-ordinate their supply arrangements with the demands of mechanised paving plant. This article reviews some construction aspects of this project which reflect current developments in construction practice contributing to the economic viability of concrete

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