Vibrating concrete in congested locations may cause some risk to labour in addition to noise stress.
This offers many benefits and advantages over conventional concrete.
The use of pozzolanic materials helps the SCC to flow better.
The pozzolanic reaction in SCC, as well as in Conventional Slump Concrete (CSC), provides more durable concrete to permeability and chemical attacks.
These include an improved quality of concrete and reduction of on-site repairs, faster construction times, lower overall costs, facilitation of introduction of automation into concrete construction.
An important improvement of health and safety is also achieved through elimination of handling of vibrators and a substantial reduction of environmental noise loading on and around a site.
The surface finish produced by self-compacting concrete is exceptionally good and patching will not be necessary.