Self-Consolidating Concrete got its start in Japan during the 1980s and is widely used in precast, architectural and heavily reinforced concrete, as well as formed repairs. It is the same type of concrete used at 1 World Trade Center in New York. The aim in North America is, by 2015, for SCC to account for 15% of all ready-mixed concrete, writes William Phelan, the senior vice president of marketing and technical services for Euclid Chemical. Its benefits include "speed of placement, ease of consolidation, deformability, and resistance to bleeding and segregation in both the dynamic and static states," Phelan writes.

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