More than 30 years of research and recent commercial success have proven the promise of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC). Its strength and durability have brought UHPC into the spotlight for public agencies and private firms seeking superior alternatives for concrete construction.
Conventional concrete is all around us for a reason. Its workability and performance have been honed by construction crews for generations, used for everything from bridges to building columns to airport runways to two-seater park benches. The success of concrete is built on industry know-how and methods that work.
India is now a global hub for new construction. Home to nearly 1.4 billion people, the subcontinent continues to expand its footprint in terms of economic activity and development initiatives. India’s small rural villages are transitioning into cities, and existing urban centers are transforming into modern metropolises.
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.
What makes a good building material? In our opinion, it must be strong and durable; light, with minimum design constraints; easily installed and compatible with common techniques; and long-lasting, created from the start to protect against damage.
At Cor-Tuf, we’ve been using classic ready-mix techniques with our Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for some time. One of our latest projects was completing a ready-mix bridge overlay job in upstate New York to demonstrate how easy UHPC is as part of everyday construction.
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.