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    Specification and supply of concrete

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    Superseded date:  24-06-2021

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    Published date:  01-01-1997

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 1379-1997 SPECIFICATION AND SUPPLY OF CONCRETE
    4 - PREFACE
    6 - CONTENTS
    8 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    8 - 1.1 SCOPE
    8 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    9 - 1.3 OTHER MATERIALS, PLANT OR METHODS
    9 - 1.4 DEFINITIONS
    11 - 1.5 NOTATION
    12 - 1.6 SPECIFICATION OF CONCRETE
    12 - 1.6.1 General
    12 - 1.6.2 Standard strength grades
    12 - 1.6.3 Normal-class concrete
    13 - 1.6.4 Special-class concrete
    13 - 1.7 METHODS OF ORDERING
    14 - 1.8 BASIS OF SUPPLY
    14 - 1.8.1 General
    14 - 1.8.2 Volume of plastic concrete
    14 - 1.8.3 Identification certificate
    15 - SECTION 2 CONCRETE MATERIALS AND CONSTITUENT LIMITATIONS
    15 - 2.1 GENERAL
    15 - 2.2 CEMENT CONSTITUENTS
    15 - 2.2.1 Portland cement
    15 - 2.2.2 Blended cement
    15 - 2.2.3 Fly ash
    15 - 2.2.4 Ground slag
    15 - 2.2.5 Silica fume
    15 - 2.3 AGGREGATES
    15 - 2.4 MIXING WATER
    15 - 2.5 CHEMICAL ADMIXTURES
    16 - 2.6 BULK STORAGE OF MATERIALS
    16 - 2.6.1 Cement constituents
    16 - 2.6.2 Aggregates
    16 - 2.6.3 Water
    16 - 2.6.4 Chemical admixtures
    16 - 2.7 LIMITATIONS ON CHEMICAL CONTENT OF CONCRETE
    16 - 2.7.1 Chloride content
    16 - 2.7.2 Sulfate content
    17 - SECTION 3 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
    17 - 3.1 BINS AND SILOS
    17 - 3.1.1 General
    17 - 3.1.2 Cement bins or silos
    17 - 3.1.3 Aggregate bins
    17 - 3.2 WEIGHING EQUIPMENT
    17 - 3.2.1 Indicating devices
    17 - 3.2.2 Accuracy
    17 - 3.2.3 Weigh-hoppers
    17 - 3.2.4 Continuous feed weighers
    18 - 3.3 LIQUID DISPENSING EQUIPMENT
    18 - 3.3.1 Indicating devices
    18 - 3.3.2 Accuracy of metering
    18 - 3.3.3 Maintenance
    18 - 3.4 MIXERS
    18 - 3.4.1 General
    19 - 3.4.2 Batch mixers
    20 - 3.4.3 Continuous mixers
    21 - SECTION 4 PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY
    21 - 4.1 GENERAL
    21 - 4.1.1 Production processes
    21 - 4.1.2 Method of measuring quantities of ingredients
    21 - 4.1.3 Bases for determinations of mass
    21 - 4.1.4 Method of batching ingredients
    21 - 4.1.5 Sequence of introduction of materials
    21 - 4.1.6 Records
    21 - 4.2 BATCH PRODUCTION
    21 - 4.2.1 Tolerances on batch ingredients
    22 - 4.2.2 Batch mixing
    23 - 4.2.3 Addition of water or admixtures to a mixed batch
    24 - 4.2.4 Period for completion of discharge
    24 - 4.3 CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION
    24 - 4.3.1 Batching
    24 - 4.3.2 Mixing
    24 - 4.4 DELIVERY
    24 - 4.4.1 General
    24 - 4.4.2 Temperature at point of delivery
    24 - 4.4.3 Duration of delivery
    25 - SECTION 5 SAMPLING AND TESTING OF CONCRETE
    25 - 5.1 GENERAL
    25 - 5.1.1 Sampling and testing
    25 - 5.1.2 Grouping of plants
    25 - 5.1.3 Customer access
    25 - 5.2 SLUMP
    25 - 5.2.1 Frequency of testing
    25 - 5.2.2 Determination of slump
    26 - 5.2.3 Compliance
    26 - 5.2.4 Repeat tests for slump
    26 - 5.3 STRENGTH
    26 - 5.3.1 28-day characteristic strength
    26 - 5.3.2 Strength other than 28-day characteristic strength
    27 - 5.3.3 Compliance
    27 - 5.3.4 Action to be taken on noncompliance
    27 - 5.4 AIR CONTENT
    27 - 5.4.1 Frequency of sampling
    27 - 5.4.2 Determination of air content
    27 - 5.4.3 Compliance
    27 - 5.4.4 Repeat tests for air content
    28 - 5.5 CHLORIDE AND SULFATE CONTENT
    28 - 5.5.1 Frequency of sampling
    28 - 5.5.2 Determination of content
    28 - 5.5.3 Compliance
    28 - 5.6 DRYING SHRINKAGE
    28 - 5.6.1 Drying shrinkage of normal-class concrete
    28 - 5.6.2 Drying shrinkage of special-class concrete
    29 - 5.7 7-DAY STRENGTH OF NORMAL-CLASS CONCRETE
    29 - 5.8 OTHER PARAMETERS
    30 - SECTION 6 SAMPLING, TESTING AND ASSESSMENT FOR COMPLIANCE OF CONCRETE SPECIFIED BY COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH
    30 - 6.1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    30 - 6.2 SAMPLING AND TESTING
    30 - 6.2.1 General
    30 - 6.2.2 Sampling
    30 - 6.2.3 Making and curing of cylinder specimens
    30 - 6.2.4 Testing of cylinder specimens
    30 - 6.2.5 Test strength of samples
    31 - 6.3 PRODUCTION ASSESSMENT
    31 - 6.3.1 Basic requirements of production control
    31 - 6.3.2 Grade being assessed
    32 - 6.3.3 Sampling frequency
    32 - 6.3.4 Production interval
    32 - 6.3.5 Standard deviation
    33 - 6.3.6 Grouping of plants to determine and nc and s
    33 - 6.3.7 Action on noncompliance
    34 - 6.3.8 Early age assessment of controlled grades
    34 - 6.4 RECORDING AND DISSEMINATION OF PRODUCTION ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
    34 - 6.4.1 Records and reports of test results
    34 - 6.4.2 Reports for production assessment
    34 - 6.4.3 Dissemination of production assessment information
    34 - 6.4.4 Notification of potentially low strength
    35 - 6.5 PROJECT ASSESSMENT OF STRENGTH GRADE
    35 - 6.5.1 General
    35 - 6.5.2 Project assessment for plants subject to production assessment
    35 - 6.6 ASSESSMENT BY ALTERNATIVE METHODS WITH AN ACCEPTED OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC
    36 - APPENDIX A - UNIFORMITY OF MIXING
    36 - A1 GENERAL
    36 - A2 TEST PROCEDURES
    36 - A2.1 Mix used for uniformity tests
    36 - A2.2 Batch mixers
    36 - A2.3 Continuous mixers
    36 - A2.4 Sampling procedures
    37 - A3 DETERMINATION OF PROPERTIES OF PLASTIC CONCRETE SAMPLES
    37 - A3.1 General
    37 - A3.2 Slump
    37 - A3.3 Air content
    37 - A3.4 Mass per unit volume of the concrete
    37 - A3.5 Coarse aggregate content
    37 - A3.6 Mass per unit volume of the air-free mortar
    37 - A4 COMPLIANCE WITH UNIFORMITY
    39 - APPENDIX B - GUIDE TO THE SPECIFICATION OF SPECIAL-CLASS CONCRETE

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    Proposes requirements for specifying normal-class and special-class concrete and for their manufacture, by either the batch or the continuous production method, for supply in the plastic state, to the customer. Gives performance requirements for the materials and plant used in the manufacturing process, including accuracy of measuring and batch equipment. Criteria for compliance with specified plastic and hardened state properties are also given, together with references to standard methods of testing for these and methods of assessment for compliance with compressive strength criteria. The Appendices cover information to be supplied when specifying special class concrete and methods for determining an acceptable degree of mixing uniformity in different types of mixers.

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    This Standard sets out the minimum requirements for-(a) the materials, plant and equipment used in the supply of concrete;(b) the production and, if applicable, the delivery of concrete in the plastic state;(c) specifying, sampling, testing and compliance with specified properties of plastic and hardened concrete; and(d) the uniformity of mixing.This Standard applies to the supply of all concrete. It is not intended to apply to mortars or grouts.NOTES:1 Requirements for mortars for masonry construction are given in AS 3700 and the methods for sampling and testing mortars in AS 2701.2 Requirements for grouts to be used for the grouting of prestressing tendons in ducts, are given in AS 3600.3 It is not intended that this Standard should take precedence over existing Australian Standards for the manufacture of specific concrete products.4 For additional requirements specified by the customer the applicable contract documents should be consulted.

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    Committee BD-049
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published as AS (E)A502-1941.
    Revised and redesignated as AS A64-1960.
    Second edition 1971.
    Revised and redesignated AS 1379-1973.
    AS A64-1960 withdrawn 1976.
    Second edition 1991.
    Third edition 1997. First published as AS (E)A502-1941. Revised and redesignated as AS A64-1960. Second edition 1971. Revised and redesignated AS 1379-1973. AS A64-1960 withdrawn 1976. Second edition 1991. Third edition 1997.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 3582.3-1994 Supplementary cementitious materials for use with portland cement - Silica fume
    AS/NZS 1580.505.1:1996 Paints and related materials - Methods of test pH of water-based paints (Reconfirmed 2013)
    AS 1012.11-1985 Methods of testing concrete - Method for the determination of the flexural strength of concrete specimens
    AS 1012.13-1992 Methods of testing concrete - Determination of the drying shrinkage of concrete for samples prepared in the field or in the laboratory
    AS 1012.20-1992 Methods of testing concrete Determination of chloride and sulfate in hardened concrete and concrete aggregates
    AS 3700-1988 Masonry in buildings (known as the SAA Masonry Code)
    AS 1012.12-1986 Methods of testing concrete - Method for the determination of mass per unit volume of hardened concrete
    AS 1478-1992 Chemical admixtures for concrete
    AS 3972-1997 Portland and blended cements
    AS 1012.3-1983 Methods of testing concrete - Methods for the determination of properties related to the consistence of concrete
    AS 3582.2-1991 Supplementary cementitious materials for use with portland cement - Slag - Ground granulated iron blast-furnace
    AS 2758.1-1998 Aggregates and rock for engineering purposes - Concrete aggregates
    AS 1012.9-1999 Methods of testing concrete - Determination of the compressive strength of concrete specimens
    AS 1012.10-1985 Methods of testing concrete - Method for the determination of indirect tensile strength of concrete cylinders ('Brazil' or splitting test)
    AS 1012.5-1999 Methods of testing concrete - Determination of mass per unit volume of freshly mixed concrete
    AS 1012.8-1986 Methods of testing concrete - Method for making and curing concrete compression, indirect tensile and flexure test specimens, in the laboratory or in the field
    AS 3582.1-1998 Supplementary cementitious materials for use with portland and blended cement Fly ash
    AS 1141.35-1995 Methods for sampling and testing aggregates - Sugar
    AS 1012.18-1996 Methods of testing concrete Determination of setting time of fresh concrete, mortar and grout by penetration resistance (Reconfirmed 2014)
    AS 1012.2-1994 Methods of testing concrete - Preparation of concrete mixes in the laboratory
    AS 1012.1-1993 Methods of testing concrete - Sampling of fresh concrete
    AS 1012.4-1983 Methods of testing concrete - Methods for the determination of air content of freshly mixed concrete
    AS 3600-1994 Concrete structures
    AS 1141.6.1-1995 Methods for sampling and testing aggregates - Particle density and water absorption of coarse aggregate - Weighing-in-water method

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    AS 2497.1-2001 Procedures for acceptance testing of refractory products Batch procedure (Reconfirmed 2013)
    AS 1281-2001 Cement mortar lining of steel pipes and fittings (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 3735-2001 Concrete structures for retaining liquids
    AS 4065-1992 Concrete poles for overhead lines and street lighting
    AS 4139-1993 Fibre-reinforced concrete pipes and fittings
    AS 1478.1-2000 Chemical admixtures for concrete, mortar and grout Admixtures for concrete (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 5100.5-2004 Bridge design - Concrete
    AS 2159-1995 Piling - Design and installation
    AS 3600-2001 Concrete structures
    AS 4425-1996 Above ground burial structures
    AS 4139-2003 Fibre-reinforced concrete pipes and fittings (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 3500.1.2:1998 National plumbing and drainage Water supply - Acceptable solutions
    AS 1478-1992 Chemical admixtures for concrete
    AS 2876-2000 Concrete kerbs and channels (gutters) - Manually or machine placed
    AS 3990-1993 Mechanical equipment - Steelwork (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3725:2007 Design for installation of buried concrete pipes
    AS 3600-1994 Concrete structures
    AS 3958.1-2007 Ceramic tiles Guide to the installation of ceramic tiles
    AS/NZS 4058:2007 Precast concrete pipes (pressure and non-pressure)
    AS/NZS 1314:2003 Prestressing anchorages (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3500.4:2003 Plumbing and drainage Heated water services
    AS/NZS 3500.2:2003 Plumbing and drainage Sanitary plumbing and drainage
    AS/NZS 3500.2.2:1996 National plumbing and drainage Sanitary plumbing and drainage - Acceptable solutions
    AS 4058-1992 Precast concrete pipes (pressure and non-pressure)
    AS 2758.1-1998 Aggregates and rock for engineering purposes - Concrete aggregates
    AS/NZS 3500.3:2003 Plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage
    AS 1085.14-2003 Railway track material Prestressed concrete sleepers
    AS 3500.1-1992 National Plumbing and Drainage Code - Water supply
    AS 1012.17-1997 Methods of testing concrete Determination of the static chord modulus of elasticity and Poisson's ratio of concrete specimens (Reconfirmed 2014)
    HB 2.1-1998 Australian Standards for civil engineering students - Materials and testing
    AS 1012.1-1993 Methods of testing concrete - Sampling of fresh concrete
    AS/NZS 4065:2000 Concrete utility services poles
    AS 3996-1992 Metal access covers, road grates and frames
    AS/NZS 4677:2000 Steel utility services poles
    HB 67-1995 Concrete practice on building sites
    AS/NZS 3845:1999 Road safety barrier systems
    AS 1085.14-1997 Railway permanent way material - Part 14: Prestressed concrete sleepers
    AS 2327.1-2003 Composite structures Simply supported beams
    AS/NZS 3500.5:2000 National Plumbing and Drainage - Domestic installations
    AS 4198-1994 Precast concrete access chambers for sewerage applications
    AS 2049-2002 Roof tiles
    AS 1735.1-2003 Lifts, escalators and moving walks General requirements
    AS/NZS 3500.1:2003 Plumbing and drainage Water services
    AS 1597.2-1996 Precast reinforced concrete box culverts Large culverts (from 1500 mm span and up to and including 4200 mm span and 4200 mm height)
    AS 1281-1993 Cement mortar lining of steel pipes and fittings
    AS 2327.1-1996 Composite structures - Simply supported beams
    AS/NZS 1546.1:1998 On-site domestic wastewater treatment units - Septic tanks
    AS 3996-2006 Access covers and grates
    AS 3850-2003 Tilt-up concrete construction
    AS/NZS 3500.3.2:1998 National plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage - Acceptable solutions
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