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