Sprayed Concrete Book
BASF’s MEYCO Global Underground Construction is pleased to announce that the 12th edition of the Sprayed Concrete for Ground Support book is now available. This edition is a completely new and revised version, and has been printed in color for the first time.
The book covers many aspects of sprayed concrete construction including materials, requirements, application processes, proportioning of mixes, equipment, preliminary procedures, placement, testing and quality control. The focus of the book is on the development of wet-mix sprayed concrete, and how this has almost entirely replaced the dry-mix method. New developments in the design of sprayed concrete tunnel linings and a section on reference projects are also included.
Sprayed concrete has been defined as a building material, as a way of placing concrete, as a ground support method and as a tunneling process. It characterizes a traditional but likewise highly innovative technology. The enormous development of sprayed concrete, including material science and performance together with advances in spraying equipment technology, have made it the building material of choice for today’s underground construction works. The development of modern wet-mix sprayed concrete in particular has contributed considerably to this effort. Projects that were impossible to realize have now become achievable. Subsurface structures can be placed where they are needed by providing appropriate excavation support, sealing and strengthening the ground where required.
BASF takes sprayed concrete further. Much more than simply a means of temporary ground support, it can be applied as a final concrete lining in tunnels and other underground structures, as part of an integrated design concept including waterproofing and even fire protection. With such novel concepts, sprayed concrete plays an integral part in faster, more efficient and sustainable construction methods. With its specialized equipment, the latest product technology and engineering knowledge, BASF is committed to accepting challenges and ensuring safety for workers and the environment in the fields of civil tunneling and mining.
To obtain a copy of the book please contact your local BASF representative.
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