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How To Maximize ROI of Concrete Overlays with UHPC

Believe it or not, concrete overlays have been in use in the U.S. for more than a century, with the first use dating back to the early 1900’s. Concrete overlays were first used to build new highways and roads in our country, but later on the focus changed to using overlays as a cost-effective way to extend the life of roads and bridges that were past their prime.

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Concrete vs. Cement: The Hard Facts

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.

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Sustainable Construction: The Future of Building

Sustainable Construction: The Future of Building

Sustainable construction requires contractors to build roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures with a focus on reducing the social, economic, and environmental impact of the project—and it’s becoming increasingly important.

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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

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

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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