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2022: Everything You Need to Know About Concrete Strength

Concrete is the foundation of modern construction. Its strength and durability enables it to support heavy structures over long periods of time.  Compressive strength is the prominent concrete specification, but tensile, flexural, and other properties can play a significant role in modern designs.

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New Standards for UHPC Concrete Strength and Performance

New Standards for UHPC Concrete Strength and Performance

is the world’s preeminent authority on concrete research and industry standards. Based in Michigan and founded in 1904, ACI develops technical standards and certification criteria for the production, installation, and maintenance of concrete. Building and design codes at the local, state, federal, and international levels increasingly rely on ACI publications to establish specifications for concrete construction.

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Questions You Should Be Asking Your UHPC Supplier

Questions You Should Be Asking Your UHPC Supplier

The use of ultra-high-performance concrete is becoming more common, thanks in no small part to the fact that it can now be mixed, transported, and poured using standard ready-mix trucks. The cost is also coming down, because you don’t need to buy a concrete manufacturer’s sand or cement; you can use your own. More on that in a bit.

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Concrete truck with pouring cement during to residential street

Cutting the Cost of UHPC

The cost of construction materials can be just as important as the quality. Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) checks all the boxes for quality, but many still worry that the price is too high. The question on everyone’s mind seems to be: “When will the cost of UHPC come down?” 

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Common Uses of UHPC

The strength and durability of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) are valuable for a variety of applications, from repairing aging structures to creating efficient new designs. UHPC is championed by transportation departments and trade groups (including the U.S. Federal Highway Administration) for its ability to work in situations where traditional concrete is less suitable.

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2022: Everything You Need to Know About Concrete Strength

Concrete is the foundation of modern construction. Its strength and durability enables it to support heavy structures over long periods of time.  Compressive strength is the prominent concrete specification, but tensile, flexural, and other properties can play a significant role in modern designs.

Read More »

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