International Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction

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2024, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A

Transparent shutter: A novel approach to enhance concrete construction efficiency


Author(s): Nanasaheb Kotame and Harikrishnan KM

Abstract: Shuttering and de-shuttering are integral processes in the field of civil engineering, playing a crucial role in achieving the desired quality and integrity of concrete structures. At most importance is given to the methodology adopted for shuttering and de shuttering concerned with the homogeneity of concrete while placing and compaction. The significance of proper compaction during the concreting process, emphasizing the essential role of needle vibrators in preventing common issues such as honeycombing, air bubbles, cold joints, and cracks. It highlights the challenges faced by construction workers, particularly in situations where the concrete's outer surface is not visible during pouring, leading to uncertainties in the compaction process. To address this issue, a new concept is introduced in this paper - the "Transparent Shutter." This innovative approach aims to provide visibility into the concrete pouring process, enabling construction workers, especially inexperienced engineers, to monitor and understand the compaction process in real-time. The transparent shutter concept has the potential to reduce the occurrence of defects, thereby minimizing the need for extensive repairs and saving both time and costs in construction projects. Also, this paper discusses using Polycarbonate material as a potential candidate for transparent shuttering.

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Nanasaheb Kotame, Harikrishnan KM. Transparent shutter: A novel approach to enhance concrete construction efficiency. Int J Civ Eng Constr 2024;3(1):01-04.
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