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From structural point of view, GGBS replacement enhances lower heat of hydration, higher durability and higher resistance to sulphate and chloride attack when compared with normal ordinary concrete. On the other hand, it also contributes to environmental protection because it minimizes the use of cement during the production of concrete.
However, it is identified that there are still some hindrances that prevent the prevalence of its usage in local market. Technically speaking, GGBS concrete suffers from lower rate of strength development which is highly sensitive to curing conditions. In this connection, certain site measures have to be introduced to the construction industry to ensure better quality of curing process in order to secure high quality of GGBS concrete. On the other hand, designers have to be cautious of the potential bleeding problem of GGBS concrete.
This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.