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.
There are over 54,000 bridges in the United States that need to be repaired or replaced, according to the 2018 Deficient Bridge Report published by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. This represents almost 9% of all bridges in the United States, including historic landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge.
If you’ve ever wondered, “What is the difference between concrete and cement?” you’re in luck.
The terms concrete and cement are often used interchangeably. But the truth is, they are not the same. In fact, that “cement” truck many of us refer to on a job site is actually a misnomer—it is really a “concrete” truck.
Concrete is used by contractors and builders for bridges and seawalls due to its strength and durability. Unfortunately, seawalls made of traditional concrete are not immune to the effects of seawater, and bridges constructed of regular concrete are proving to be incapable of withstanding the damaging winds and forces of hurricanes and other strong storms.
Cor-Tuf UHPC, the first and only licensed producer of Cor-Tuf Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in the United States and the world, is making it easier
As we continue to complete more projects with our proprietary Ultra-High Performance Concrete mix design, we are thrilled to see that Cor-Tuf UHPC continues to meet and even exceed our expectations. In our latest project, we demonstrated the advantages of using Cor-Tuf UHPC in a typical bridge closure project.