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Hybrid concrete: improved processes and performance

Barrett, PS 2003, 'Hybrid concrete: improved processes and performance' , Structures & Buildings, 156 (2) , pp. 193-203.

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This paper presents the results of a study of three very successful Hybrid concrete projects. Supply chain analyses are described and, in the event, the situations found are typified as networks. Problem areas are identified together with various illustrations of good practice, with a particular stress on the necessity for intensive and effective informal communications. The particular problems attendant on the design side of the process, rooted in role confusion and a lack of design fixity are highlighted. This links to the suggestion that as the knowledge of Hybrid systems becomes better understood and is more fully communicated through codification then many of these problems should evaporate. That is, Hybrid can move from being a disruptive technology and become a sustaining technology for the industry and its clients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concrete structures, management, research & development
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Structures & Buildings
Publisher: Thomas Telford
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09650911
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Depositing User: MDJ Davies
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2007 15:07
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:16

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