An Illinois public works department saves money with roller-compacted concrete. The material achieves high strength more quickly than conventional concrete pavement mixes.
Despite heavy promotion for many years, producers and contractors are relatively unfamiliar with roller-compacted concrete. And those that have RCC construction experience have little paving history. To fill in this learning gap, The Concrete Producer and Concrete Construction magazines co-presented RCC Live! at the 2013 World of Concrete.
RCC has been around for many years but interest is finally starting to build for use in dam and pavement construction.
Roller-compacted concrete (RCC) is a zero-slump concrete that is compacted by vibratory rollers.