Concrete Specification Essentials

Presentation by Ruiwen Kong on Concrete Specification Essentials from Brisbane Forum 10 May 2016

• What is practically achievable?
• Cost increase
• Options to reduce/control cracking :
 Be aware of details that provide a restraint
 Reinforcement?
 Joint width/ Number of Joints
 Consider “Chequerboard” board pours instead
of long strip
 Aliphatic alcohol before final finishing
 Compaction
 Effective curing and protection immediately
after final finishing

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