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REVIEW NOTE

Concrete Mix designs for Rwebisengo Water Project


Materials

1. The cement used in the mix design is from a known supplier in the country but the
Contractor should consider submitting some latest quality assurance certificates.
2. Tests carried out on the coarse aggregates (particle size distribution, specific gravity) and
sand (particle size distribution and silt content) are generally complaint with requirements
for them to be used in concrete production.

Concrete strength development

Target
Cement Average
Mix Cement Slump Strength at
Content W/C Strength at Remark
type type (mm) 28 days
(Kg/m3) 7days (MPa)
(MPa)1
Achieves 75% of the minimum
CEMII/A-P target strength and will meet the
342 0.52 70 27.1 36
(42.5N) requirement at 28 days. Can be
adopted.
C30
Achieves 44% of the minimum
CEMIV/B-P
410 70 15.7 36 target strength and wont meet
(32.5N)
the requirement at 28 days.
Achieves 76% of the minimum
CEMII/A-P target strength and will meet the
311 75 23.7 31
(42.5N) requirement at 28 days. Can be
adopted.
C25
Achieves 43% of the minimum
CEMIV/B-P
373 0.48 85 13.4 31 target strength and wont meet
(32.5N)
the requirement at 28 days.
Achieves 48% of the minimum
target strength and may not be
CEMIV/B-P
C20 315 0.56 60 12.4 26 able to meet the requirement at
(32.5N)
28 days. Final decision awaits
28day results
Achieves 45% of the minimum
target strength and may not be
CEMIV/B-P
C15 245 0.66 45 9.4 21 able to meet the requirement at
(32.5N)
28 days. Final decision awaits 28
days results

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According BS EN 206-1, the compressive strength of the concrete with the composition to be adopted for the
actual production should exceed the values of fck by a margin of 6 to 12MPa depending on the production facilities.