The global Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) market is expected to reach $1.9 billion by 2025 as it grows in popularity. One of the many ways UHPC is transforming the concrete and construction industries is its exceptional bonding quality. This is being put to good use in steel-reinforced concrete, with UHPC drastically increasing the life of the product.
The overall concrete market is expected to see steady growth between 2018 and 2023, driven largely by the development of smart cities, infrastructure repair, and new concrete technology. The non-residential market will see the largest growth, forecasted at 4 percent in the United States in 2018.
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.
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.