About Concrete Canvas ® GCCM What is Concrete Canvas ® GCCM?
Administration) fire testing for use in underground mining applications. What level of chemical resistance does CC provide? CC has excellent resistance to chemical attack, in particular sulphate attack, which means it is well suited for use in ground surfacing applications. The concrete we use is also much more resistant to chemical attack compared to ordinary Portland concrete. CC has passed acid (ph1), alkaline (ph13) and hydrocarbon immersion tests to BS14414. Can CC be used for Slope Protection and Stabilisation? CC is increasingly being used for slope protection, as an alternative to shotcrete to protect slopes from surface erosion caused by weathering, surface run-off and environmental degradation. In certain applications CC can be used for structural slope stabilisation by combining it with steel mesh and soils nails (see the CC Installation Guide: Slope Protection for more details). In this case the project should be designed by a geotechnical engineer. What is the difference between Slope Protection and Slope Stabilisation? Slope protection is where the body of the slope is inherently stable but the surface of the slope is prone to erosion from weathering and surface slip. Typically this might be on a sandstone rock face, or on slopes constructed from a mixture of small rocks and fine sand where rainfall causes loss of fines which then destabilises the slope causing rock-falls. Slope stabilisation is where the body of the slope is inherently unstable and is at risk of suffering from deep slip (where a large mass of the slope collapses). This may be caused by ground- water lubricating the soil or from other factors such as ground vibration. Conventional solutions include shotcrete, steel mesh and soil nails which are used to stabilise the slope by providing structural reinforcement. When combined with a steel mesh facing system, CC can substitute for the shotcrete component of this design for many projects but must be included as part of a solution designed by a qualified geotechnical engineer. How waterproof is CC? The level of waterproofing that materials provide is typically referred to in geotechnics using a measure of impermeability called the k-value. CC has been tested to BS1377 and has an average k value of between 10 -8 and 10 -9 m/s, which is similar to clay; a range commonly referred to as being impervious. If the overall impermeability level is critical for your application then you will need to carefully consider the CC jointing method you use. Please see the CC User Guide: Jointing and Fixing We do not recommend CC as a vehicle trackway in most circumstances. However CC can be used as hard armour capping of ground to prevent dust generation, erosion and wash-out of fines. The load bearing capacity of the trackway should be based on the surface modulus (CBR) of the ground which should be sufficient to support the requisite traffic loading. document for more information. Can CC be used for Trackway?
Concrete Canvas ® is part of a revolutionary new class of construction materials called Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCMs). It is a flexible, concrete impregnated fabric that hardens on hydration to form a thin, durable, water proof and fire resistant concrete layer. Essentially, it’s concrete on a roll. What applications is it currently used for? Concrete Canvas ® GCCM (CC) is typically used to replace conventional concrete for a wide range of erosion control and protection applications. Typical examples include channel lining, slope protection, bund lining, remediation works, culvert lining, outfall protection, mining vent walls, gabion covering and pipe protection.Our biggest markets are the Civil Infrastructure sector (principally road and rail), the Mining sector, the Petrochemical CC can be supplied as either palletised bulk rolls, or man portable batched rolls. CC5 TM bulk rolls are 200sqm, CC8 TM are 125sqm and CC13 TM are 80m 2 . CC5 TM batched rolls are 10sqm and CC8 TM are 5sqm. Due to its relative weight, CC13 TM is not available in batched rolls as standard. What are the weights of the different thicknesses of CC? Concrete Canvas ® GCCM has nominal dry weights of 7kg/m 2 , 12kg/m 2 and 19kg/m 2 for CC5 TM , CC8 TM and CC13 TM respectively. How is CC manufactured? CC is manufactured in our UK production plant using bespoke machinery designed by Concrete Canvas ® Ltd, to impregnate a custom cement blend into a 3 dimensional synthetic fibre matrix, with a PVC coating on one surface. Which countries is CC currently used in? CC is currently used in over 80 countries around the world and exports make up over 80% of turnover. Outside of the UK our biggest markets are Brazil, Chile, Russia, Australia, Indonesia and the Middle East. Which contractors have installed CC? Contractors include BAM Nuttall, Costain Group, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall, Trant, Kier, Morrison Construction, Skanska, AMCO, Murphy Group, Dyer & Butler, Amey Colas, J Breheny Contractors Ltd and Knights Brown Ltd among many others. Which customers have previously specified CC for construction projects? Customers include Network Rail, Highways England, The Environment Agency, Vale, and many more. We have also supplied 7 of the top 10 oil and gas companies in the world. Technical Information What fire protection does CC provide? CC has achieved Euroclass classification B-s1, d0 and has passed the American MSHA (Mine Safety and Health sector and the Agricultural sector. In what formats is CC available?
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