Report of a Working Party of the Concrete Society Construction Standing Committee. Good Concrete Guide. Pumping is a very convenient and efficient way of distributing concrete, both vertically and horizontally. Concrete is regularly pumped over 50m vertically and 500m horizontally, although much greater heights and distances have been achieved. Since the publication of the Concrete Society Digest on Pumping Concrete in 1984(1), the placement of concrete by pumping has increased in popularity and is now commonplace in the United Kingdon. Concrete pumps in a variety of formats and related equipment are now widely available. Pumping concrete can be economical in many circumstances and should be considered for a wide range of applications and any pour size. With the range of pumping options currently available even a single or part-load of concrete can be placed economically, depending on the application. Pumps suitable for most kinds of work with varied and flexible hire arrangements are available in all parts of the UK. This Guide should assist in the planning and organisation of concrete placement by pump.
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