E3S Web Conf.
Volume 258, 2021Ural Environmental Science Forum “Sustainable Development of Industrial Region” (UESF-2021)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Energy Efficiency in Construction|
|Published online||20 May 2021|
Alternative methods of delivering concrete and mortar mixes to low-rise construction projects
Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, 129337, Moscow, Russia
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Concrete mixes are usually delivered to construction projects with the help of special vehicles. Depending on its fluidity, cement setting rate, temperature and relative humidity of carriage conditions, as well as a distance and road condition, transportation of a concrete mix may be done in concrete mixer trucks and ready-mix delivery trucks, also in buckets and hoppers mounted on vehicles (bucket trucks). At the same time, it is necessary to reduce the number of transship operations as much as possible and, wherever practicable, unload a mix directly into the structure to be concreted. Each method of transportation has its rational areas of application. For low-rise construction characterized by small volumes, scattered construction sites, insufficient coverage by a good-quality road system, and a long distance from concrete factories, it is expedient to use alternative, non-dedicated to concrete mix transportation, types of vehicles equipped with their own lifting devices. The issues of application of drop-side lorries with crane manipulators and gantry hopper trucks for transportation of ready-mix buckets are discussed. The technical characteristics of general purpose vehicles and lifting equipment are described. Recommendations concerning fitting of various types of vehicles with portable hoppers are given.
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