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Roller-Compacted Concrete

Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, PE

Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) has several roles in the construction of concrete structures. There are many applications of RCC such as Work pad aprons, paved areas and embankment dams to name a few. For some applications RCC may allow a more economical layout such as eliminating a substantial amount of form work as is needed with conventionally placed concrete.

In some instances RCC may have properties that are similar to those of conventionally placed concrete; however the properties that make it different are the reasons to use RCC as opposed to traditional methods. One of the properties that differentiate RCC from conventionally placed concrete is its workability.

This 6 hour course will examine the use of RCC discussing the methods of placement and concrete properties. It will provide useful information to ascertain when RCC would be a more efficient and cost effective alternative to conventionally placed concrete.

This course will be beneficial to anyone with an interest in concrete construction, materials science, construction of dams, aprons, structural engineers, civil engineers or anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the interesting subject of Roller compacted concrete construction. After reading this course the student will have the proper information and guidance to use RCC in dams and other civil works structures.

The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Roller-Compacted Concrete” as found on the website of the US Army Corps of Engineers. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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