Roller-Compacted Concrete for Sri Lankan Building Construction

Why TNR Fab Uses RCC for Building Fabrication?

It is necessary and even mandatory to ensure the highest possible quality in any construction project in Sri Lanka or any other nation. This is the primary reason why TNR Fabrication Engineering has focussed on utilising roller-compacted concrete along with steel, galvanised iron, aluminium, sand, cement, and other construction materials of the highest grade. In addition, a number of other advantages of using RCC in building fabrication, engineering, and construction projects in Sri Lanka have been instrumental in TNR Fab using the materials within a framework that ensures quality, safety, durability, and compliance with applicable regulations.

Even though roller-compacted concrete is comprised of the same constituents as traditional cement, RCC offers a diverse range of benefits (Portland Cement Association, 2006). Another reason why the engineers, management, and other staff members have selected RCC for TNR Fab building and infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka is the economic savings that can be provided to clients. These savings are a result of the higher production mechanism that is made possible through the use of RCC for building and construction work.

Wherever your construction project is, TNR Fab is able to deliver an end-product that is high in quality and completed within a quick timeframe. Contact the Lead Engineers, Upper Management, or Administrative Staff Members at TNR Fab for any inquiry or information on building fabrication and construction in any region of Sri Lanka, including Colombo, Negombo, Gampaha, Wennappuwa, Moratuwa, Kegalle, and Kandy.

RCC Concrete for buildings in Sri Lanka
Example of a building constructed using RCC by TNR Fab

Roller-Compacted Concrete in Sri Lankan Construction Industry

The research by Ekneligoda (2002) of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, focused on exploring the possibility of researching and introducing a more durable and cost effective roller-compacted concrete for infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka. An analysis of this particular research reveals that RCC is beneficial for construction projects in Sri Lanka due to the benefits offered by RCC.

The thesis of Ekneligoda (2002) of the University of Moratuwa of Sri Lanka states that the Sri Lankan Government is spending a substantial volume of monetary resources on an annual basis to maintain the national road network. This research further mentions that the roads of Sri Lanka have been primarily constructed with conventional asphalt concrete or bituminous paving materials. As of 2002, Ekneligoda (2002) affirms that there was no local standard available for the design and construction mechanism of RCCP, which stands for roller-compacted concrete pavement.

A plethora of factors should be considered when studying the impact and benefits or drawbacks of integrating roller-compacted concrete in Sri Lankan construction and infrastructure projects. The research of Ekneligoda (2002) has identified several leading factors. These include the compacted density, calculated void ration, wet density, air content, grading comparison, proportions of the mix, strength tests, chemical analysis, and effect of water cement ratio.

Additionally, the decision to use roller-compacted concrete for construction work in Sri Lanka, including urbanised areas such as Colombo, Kandy, Negombo, and Gampaha, as well as remote regions, including Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Matara, Ratnapura, Kegalle, and Puttalam, should be based on the flexural strength, reliability index, stress and load tests, thickness, and other factors.

References

  1. Portland Cement Association (2006)
  2. T.C. Ekneligoda (2002) – University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka