Applications

Agilia® Architectural is a self consolidating concrete for use in all vertical applications, both new construction and renovation work, where a high quality surface finish is required. Agilia® Architectural has been used in residential, commercial, institutional and civil applications for walls, columns and architectural designs.

 

Available for indoor and outdoor applications, Agilia® Architectural will save you energy, time and labor and your finished surface will have a superior appearance compared to

conventional concrete.

 

Advantages

Agilia® Architectural is a highly fluid mix. Lafarge’s Rheologik concrete technology used in Agilia® Architectural allows you to:

• Achieve a high quality finish

• Achieve a high quality fill

• Eliminate/reduce patching and rubbing

• Eliminate vibration

• Place the concrete faster

• Reduce labor costs

 

Agilia® Architectural, an Innovative Product

Agilia® Architectural achieves a superior surface quality to suit your needs, improve aesthetics and allow creative design freedom.

 

Placement

Agilia® can be placed by pump, chute, tremie or bucket crane.

 

Characteristics

• Compressive strength: 6000 psi to 10000 psi

• Rheology: Spread flow 28 in. ± 2 in.

 

Agilia® has impressive slump retention with a loss of no more than 2 in. within 90 minutes. The flow achieved will have an impact on the quality of the surface finish as well as the air entrained.

 

• Unit weight: Similar to standard concrete

• Set time: The Time of Set (TOS) is similar to standard concrete.

• Durability: Meets ASTM specifications.

 

Recommendations

The following recommendations will enhance the success of your project. A pre-job meeting or conference is always recommended for every jobsite.  Those present shall include Consumers Concrete (Quality Control, Sales), the Contractor, the Engineer, the Architect, and the testing agency.  Placement of Agilia® should not be allowed prior to this meeting.

 

Expectations

Consumers Concrete wants your experience with Agilia® Architectural to meet and exceed your expectations. Consultation with the owner, architect, engineer, contractor and Consumers Concrete is valuable in determining the expectations and the best solutions to achieve them. The innovation and design of Agilia® Architectural revolutionizes the relationship between industry professionals and Consumers Concrete. For all architectural applications, a mock-up is highly recommended. After acceptance of the mock-up, it will be important to keep things constant (same mix design, pump, form liner, oil and all other factors playing a role in the quality of the surface).  The success of your project involves consistency and communication. We strongly suggest following the recommendations agreed upon prior to placement.  Following the recommendations is as important as the quality of the concrete to achieve the expected results.

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The formwork

Agilia® Architectural will reflect the characteristics of the form / form liner used on the project.  Therefore, a smooth form should be used on all surfaces where an architectural finish is expected. Forming materials should be good quality and non-absorbent.

 

Cleaning the form / form liner after every usage is very important. A high quality form oil should be used in the form. It will be critical to use the same type of form oil for all architectural elements on the same project / pour. The form oil needs to be vaporized uniformly and the excess removed. The form oil should be applied as close to the pouring of concrete as possible to avoid dust sticking on the oil and evaporation of the solvent.

 

Placement and consolidation

Consumers Concrete does not recommend any water addition at the job site except by a Consumers Concrete technician. The placement on the job site is a determining factor of the final product quality. If the concrete is pumped, the hose of the pump should be immerged in the concrete and raised with level of concrete.

 

The speed of pour should be determined during the pre-job conference and approved by the contractor’s structural engineer. The speed should be maintained to obtain a consistent surface finish. Pour rates too slow or too fast may contribute entrapped air in the concrete.

 

For optimal results, it is important to pour in similar conditions. Cold or warm weather conditions, time to remove the form, sun and

wind, will all be factors which can modify the finished surface appearance. Vibration is not required and not recommended except

to eliminate the lift line. In this case, a light vibration can be used.

Sustainability

Consumers Concrete has long supported green building initiatives, having

supplied innovative concrete and architectural block products for many

LEED® certified projects.

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