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Annexure B

Ready-Mixed Concrete
LABORATORY & PLANT TRAIL MIXES
Schedule of Tests and Inspections
DESIGNATION

A.

Composition/Selection

NORMATIVE
DOCUMENT

Each Grade Before

FREQUENCY

NOTES

Production Starts

Concrete Temperature

ASTM C 1064

Each grade

Slump

BS 1881-102,
EN 12350-2

Initially and every 45 minutes

Slump Flow(2)

European Guidelines
For SCC

Each grade

For SCC
Fresh Concrete
Density & Yield

BS 1881-107, EN
12350-6,ASTM C 138

Each grade

Air Content

BS 1881-106,
EN 12350-7

Each grade

Bleeding

ASTM C 232

Each grade

Setting Time of
Concrete

ASTM C 403

Each grade

Compressive Strength

BS 1881-116,
EN 12390-3

At 7 and 28 days for each


grade

DESIGNATION

NORMATIVE
DOCUMENT

FREQUENCY NOTES

Sulfate and Chloride Content

BS 1881-124

Each grade (3)

Rapid Chloride Penetration

ASTM C 1202

At 28 days for each grade


of structural concrete

Water Absorption

BS 1881-122

At 28 days for each grade


of structural concrete

Water Permeability

EN 12390-8

At 28 days for each grade


of structural concrete

(1) Where flowable concrete is used


(2) Where Self Compacting Concrete is used
(3) Whenever the source of any ingredient changes

Ready-Mixed Concrete
CONCRETE PRODUCTION & SITE DELIVERIES
Schedule of Tests and Inspections

DESIGNATION

A.

Composition/Selection

NORMATIVE
DOCUMENT

FREQUENCY

NOTES

Structural Concrete

Concrete Temperature

ASTM C 1064

Each Load

Slump

BS 1881-102,
EN 12350-2

Each Load

Slump Flow (2)

ASTM C 1611

Fresh Concrete Density &


Yield

BS 1881-107,
EN 12350-6,
ASTM C 138

With each set of compressive


strength cubes

Air Content (3)

BS 1881-106,
EN 12350-7

Each Load

Compressive Strength

BS 1881-116,
EN 12390-3

Each Load

650-750mm
& visually

1. Critical
Structures
(columns,
cantilevers):
One set every
10m3 or fraction

A set
consists
of least

thereof

6 cubes

2. Intermediate
Structures: One

set every 50m3 or


fraction thereof
3. Mass Concrete
(rafts):
One set every
100m3 for pours
less than 2000m3
One set every
150m3 for pours
greater than
2000m3
Tensile/Flexural Strength

EN 12390-5&6

At 7 & 28 days for grades


where flexural govern

Evaluation of Strength Test


Results of Concrete

ACI 214,
ACI 363.2R

Biweekly for each grade of


structural concrete:
1. The overall variation class
of operation for general
construction testing shall be
at least Good.
2. The within-test variation
class of operation for field
control testing shall be at
least Very Good.

Visual Examination of
Aggregates(by Washing)

Project
Specifications

At the request of the


Engineer

DESIGNATION

NORMATIVE
DOCUMENT

FREQUENCY

NOTES

Sulfate and Chloride Content

BS 1881-124

As per project Specifications

Visual Examination of
Aggregates(by washing)

Project
Specifications

As the request of the Engineer

Sulfate and Chloride Content

BS 1881-124

As per project Specifications

Rapid Chloride Penetration

ASTM C 1202

As per project Specifications

Water Absorption

BS 1881-122

As per project Specifications

Water Permeability

EN 12390-8

As per project Specifications

(1) Where flowable concrete is used


(2) Where Self Compacting Concrete is used
(3) Where air-entrained concrete is used

Ready-Mixed Concrete
AGGREGATES
Schedule of Tests and Inspections
DESIGNATION

A.

NORMATIVE
DOCUMENT

Composition/Selection
Grading
Material finer than
0.075mm sieve
Water Absorption and
Specific Gravity
Elongation and Flakiness

EN 933-1,
BS 812-103
EN 933-1,
BS 812-103
ASTM C 127,
C 128,
EN 1097-6
EN 933-3&4,
BS 812-105

Moisture Content in Sand by


Moisture Tester (Speedy)
Moisture Content of washed
aggregates and of
aggregates in rainy seasons.
Clay Lumps and Friable
Particles
Light Weight Particles
Organic Impurities
Sand Equivalent
Water Soluble
Chlorides(Quantitative)
Acid Soluble Sulfates
Soundness (MgSO4) 5
cycles

FREQUENCY / NOTES
Coarse
Aggregate

Fine Aggregate

Daily

Daily

Twice a Month

Monthly
To Be carried
out by batching
plant

Cleaning moisture
tester regularly

ASTM C 566

At least three times a day

ASTM C 142

Monthly

ASTM C 123
ASTM C 40
ASTM D 2419
BS 812-117

Every 3 months
Monthly
Monthly
Every three months

BS 812-118
ASTM C 88

Every three months


Every two months

10% Fines Value(TFV)


Los Angeles Abrasion Test

BS 812-111,
EN 1097-2
ASTM C 131

Every two months


Every two months

Ready-Mixed Concrete
WATER
Schedule of Tests and Inspections
DESIGNATION

NORMATIVE
DOCUMENT

FREQUENCY / NOTES

A Composition/Selection
Chlorides (Cl)

ASTM D 512

Sulfates (SO4)

ASTM D 516

Alkali Carbonates and


Bicarbonates

ASTM D 513

Total Dissolved Ions

ASTM D 1888

pH value

ASTM D 1293

Initially,
every three
months,
and
whenever
source
changes

It shall
comply with
the
requirements
of ASTM
C1602/ EN
1008

Ready-Mixed Concrete
CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS & ADMIXTURES
Schedule of Tests and Inspections
DESIGNATION

NORMATIVE
DOCUMENT

FREQUENCY / NOTES

Cement

EN 197,
ASTM C 150

Initially and every three


months

GGBS

BS 6699,
ASTM C 989

Initially and every three


months

Pozzolanic Fly ash

BS EN 450S

Initially and every three


months

Silica Fume

ASTM C 1240

Initially and every three


months

Liquid Admixtures

ASTM C 494,
C 260,
C 1017

Initially and every three


months