Innovative solutions please, as long as they have been proved elsewhere

The case of a polished lime-pozzolan concrete floor

Ellen Grist, K.a. Paine, A. Heath, J. Norman, H. Pinder

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This case-study paper tells the story of the development of a bespoke lime-pozzolan concrete for an innovative project application. In this paper, the results of laboratory testing are contextualised by the project-story that steered the research programme. This is an example of a collaborative endeavour to implement a novel low-carbon construction technology in the field.

Evolution of the design in parallel with laboratory testing resulted in the development and specification of a polished lime-pozzolan concrete floor incorporating site-won oolitic limestone aggregate. To the disappointment of the client and the design team, this innovative solution was abandoned at the point the contractor was appointed and changed to a proprietary polished metallic dry shake floor system. The project, a new build extension to a local authority secondary school, was completed in September 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-39
JournalCase Studies in Construction Materials
Volume1
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014

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Innovative solutions please, as long as they have been proved elsewhere : The case of a polished lime-pozzolan concrete floor. / Grist, Ellen; Paine, K.a.; Heath, A.; Norman, J.; Pinder, H.

In: Case Studies in Construction Materials, Vol. 1, 01.02.2014, p. 33-39.

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