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Hardcore for supporting ground floors of buildings (2 part set) <b> Downloadable Version </b>

ARCHIVED - Hardcore for supporting ground floors of buildings (2 part set) Downloadable Version

by I Longworth, BRE Associate (02-Aug-2011)

Book Description


Whilst this publication can still be purchased some of the information in it has been superseded by more recent research and standards. The BRE Group does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage, including - without limitation - indirect or consequential loss or damage arising from use, or loss of use, of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this document.

This Digest provides guidance to engineers and builders on selecting and placing material for use as hardcore in building construction. It takes account of recent standards for specifying aggregate materials for use as hardcore, ensuring that the material is both physically stable and chemically inert.

In Part 1 candidate materials are reviewed, including recycled and secondary materials that are currently being promoted for use in construction as a sustainable option. Simplified recommendations for common situations are also given.

Part 2 deals with placing and compacting hardcore material. It also reviews some unsuitable materials that were used for hardcore before the mid-1970s, both as a cautionary note for current specifiers and as a guide for professionals dealing with a legacy of unstable hardcore problems in existing buildings.

Supersedes Digest 276 (DG276).

 Format: A4 28pp

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