Concrete standards

Practice-driven requirements

The further development of construction material, taking into account environmental policy and economic conditions, has now turned concretes into complex five-component systems of different concrete constituents that have to stand the test of varying ambient conditions. With respect to this trend, rules and regulations are required that, on the one hand, formulate flexible boundary conditions for building material manufacturers and contractors and on the other hand, ensure durable constructions.

The durability of constructions made of concrete is usually ensured by descriptive rules for the...

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