International Research Journal of Engineering Science, Technology and Innovation

International Research Journal of Engineering Science, Technology and Innovation (IRJESTI) ISSN (2315-5663) Vol. 4(1), pp. 19-24, January 2015. DOI: http:/dx.doi.org/10.14303/irjesti.2014.083       
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Relevance of high performance concrete applications in modern civil engineering construction

*Dr. Engr. Gana A.J COREN Regd, MNSE, MNICE, Istructe Lond (U.K,) ICE Lond (U.K) and Engr. Okoye S.S.C

1Civil Engineering Department College of Science and Engineering Landmark University Omu-Aran, Kwara State. 2Civil Engineering Department  Federal Polytechnic Bida  P.M.B. 55, Bida, Niger State

*Corresponding author email: phildebo123@gmail.com

Abstract

 

Advances and new discoveries are on daily increase in the field of Engineering and Technology. These new discoveries are usually as a result of challenges facing the profession of Engineering and technology. The discoveries in the area of research, design and construction are the outcome of the complex and sophisticated erection of civil Engineering structural facilities we see in many parts of the world today. Among the latest art of Engineering and Technological advancement and discoveries is this “high performance concrete” this paper examines that a new term as high performance is used for concrete mixtures which possesses high workability, high strength, high modulus of elasticity, high density, high dimensional stability, low permeability, resistance to chemical attacks, and high degree of applications in modern Civil Engineering construction.

Key words: High performance concrete, production, admixtures, applications 

 

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