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Mass-concrete is any cast in place concrete that is designed to resist loads purely because of it's mass. It is typically used in foundations and often has a low cement ratio and a large proportion of larger aggregate.
Cyclopean Concrete is used very rarely in house construction but more often in civil works. For example when building protection works around bridges, wing walls and the like in remote areas we were allowed to use what we called plums, that is say rocks of maximum 200 diameter and only use a certain percent of them in the concrete mix. This was to enable use to use local material and to cut down the cost of the concrete for the job.
No-Fines Concrete Is used for house and pavement construction.
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