If you’re in the construction industry, chances are you have some experience with off-site construction. In fact, a recent study by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBIS) found that more than 87 percent of respondents used off-site construction to some extent in 2018. And, more than 81 percent plan to use the method the
Concrete is considered by many to be a strong and durable material, and rightfully so. But there are different ways to assess concrete strength.
Tilt-up construction is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, with more than 15 percent of industrial buildings in the US built with this method. It’s no surprise that this innovative method of construction is becoming so popular; there are many advantages in terms of cost and time on any given project.
There are 614,387 bridges in the United States, and almost 40 percent of them are more than 50 years old. Many of these bridges are showing their age, with more than 9 percent of bridges classified as structurally deficient according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card.
Every Day Counts (EDC) is a program started by the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to encourage innovation in transportation construction projects at the state and local levels.
The global Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) market is expected to reach $1.9 billion by 2025 as it grows in popularity. One of the many ways UHPC is transforming the concrete and construction industries is its exceptional bonding quality. This is being put to good use in steel-reinforced concrete, with UHPC drastically increasing the life of
The overall concrete market is expected to see steady growth between 2018 and 2023, driven largely by the development of smart cities, infrastructure repair, and new concrete technology. The non-residential market will see the largest growth, forecasted at 4 percent in the United States in 2018.
Nothing lasts forever, and this is certainly true when it comes to traditional concrete. There are many factors that contribute to concrete corrosion, with some of the leading causes relating to environmental conditions such as exposure to salt water and other harsh elements. The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) has estimated the direct cost
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) produces a report card every four years grading the condition and performance of the American infrastructure. The latest report card was released in 2017, and the overall grade given to America was a “D+.” This is the same low grade the country received four years earlier, in 2013.
Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) is a new class of concrete that is exceptionally strong and durable. It is not only ideal for traditional applications of regular concrete, but it also allows for new applications of concrete in areas such as contemporary design that involve thinner components or complex shapes.