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Cor-Tuf Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) is a class of concrete that is exceptionally strong and durable. Originally developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it combines form and function with strength and resiliency. Cor-Tuf UHPC has 10 times the compressive strength of traditional concrete and an estimated longevity of 50-75 years, versus 15-25 years for traditional concrete. It has been shown to withstand more than 1,000 freeze/thaw cycles with no damage whatsoever, while traditional concrete starts to deteriorate after only 28 cycles. Cor-Tuf UHPC is also impervious to water and resistant to other harsh environmental conditions.
These qualities make Cor-Tuf ideal for traditional uses of concrete such as bridge construction and repair, as well as new applications of concrete, such as contemporary designs that require thinner components or complex shapes. The exceptional durability of Cor-Tuf UHPC delivers a total lifecycle cost that is lower than traditional concrete, while delivering added benefits of safety, resiliency, and energy efficiency.
The U.S. Federal Government and many state governments are strongly recommending that UHPC be used in a variety of highway infrastructure projects, ranging from accelerated bridge construction, bridge repair and maintenance, precast concrete deck panels, and field-cast connections between prefabricated bridge components.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) also advocates the use of UHPC through its Every Day Counts (EDC) program which identifies innovative technologies to reduce project timelines, increase safety, reduce traffic delays, and lessen the environmental impact of construction at the state and local levels.