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• Preventative measures to avoid settlement of the formwork

• Thorough cleaning of the formwork before the concrete is placed

8.6. CONSTRUCTION JOINT

The number of construction joints shall be kept to a minimum. Their location shall be carefully
considered and approved by Company in writing before concrete is placed.

The position of the joints shall generally be at points of low shear stress and at right angles to the
main rebar in the member. Stop ends for vertical joints shall be removed as soon as it is practical
without damaging the concrete face. The joint surface shall be roughened without disturbing the
coarse aggregate by spraying with air and water. Care shall be taken to ensure that the joint is
clean and coated with a neat cement grout freshly mixed and placed immediately prior to placing
fresh concrete. The new concrete shall be well worked against the old face to ensure a good
joint.

8.7. EXPANSION JOINTS

Expansion joints and joints around columns in concrete slab on grade shall be formed with an
approved bitumen impregnated fibreboard. The upper 25mm shall be sealed with an approved
two-part, polysulphide, oil / hydrocarbon resistant sealant, applied strictly in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.

The joint filler shall be fixed firmly to the first placed concrete before the adjoining concrete is
placed. The concrete must be thoroughly compacted on both sides of the joint.

The location of expansion joints shall be as shown on the Drawings.

8.8. SHRINKAGE / CONTRACTION / SAWCUT JOINTS

Contraction joints (either complete or partial) shall be located at as indicated on design drawings
approved by Company/EPC Contractor and formed with a building paper membrane interface, or
equivalent separating membrane and sealed as described for Expansion Joints. The steel
reinforcement shall be continuous through partial contraction joints. The use of contraction joints
shall be kept to a minimum compatible with freedom from cracking. Contraction joints for slab on
grades shall be spaced at 4m. in both directions unless otherwise mentioned on the drawings.

8.9. FINISHING AND SURFACE REPAIRS

8.9.1. FORMED SURFACES – CLASSES OF FINISH

Class F1: This finish is for surfaces against which backfill or further concrete will be placed.
Formwork shall be sawn boards, sheet metal or any other suitable material which will prevent
loss of grout when concrete is vibrated.

ProjectNo.:P23001
DOCUMENT TITLE: ADCODOC. NO. 23-99-75-1603
Contract No. 15818.01
REV.: 2 DATE: 03/05/2015
SPECIFICATION FOR CONCRETE SUPPLY AND CONSTRUCTION
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