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.
|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:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
|Journal or Publication Title:||Structures & Buildings|
|Depositing User:||MDJ Davies|
|Date Deposited:||08 Nov 2007 15:07|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 12:27|
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