Innovative solutions please, as long as they have been proved elsewhere: The case of a polished lime-pozzolan concrete floor

Ellen Grist, Kevin Paine, Andrew Heath, James A P Norman, Henry Pinder

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Abstract

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
Number of pages6
JournalCase Studies in Construction Materials
Volume1
Early online date4 Feb 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Innovation
  • Implementation
  • Polished lime-pozzolan concrete
  • case study

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