Self Compacting Concrete (SCC) has high potential for greater acceptance and wider applications in highway bridge construction, however in the U.S. the application of SCC in highway bridge construction is very limited. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has received an Innovative Bridge Research and Construction (IBRC) grant from FHWA to study the use of SCC in drilled shafts. This study consists of constructing test shafts with SCC and with normal SCDOT concrete mixes. Upon completion of experimental testing, SCDOT used SCC in drilled shafts of the US-76 Lumber River Bridge as part of this research project.
The reports shown below evaluate the use of SCC as a viable material for drilled shaft applications.