Disturbing as it may be, security is something we now grapple with on a daily basis. Protection from both intruders and blasts have now become part of the planning and design process in many infrastructure projects, from buildings to bridges and beyond.
Technology plays a bigger role in our lives every day, and it is no different for the concrete industry. Contractors and construction companies know they must embrace new concrete technology in order to survive. Reasons include climbing construction costs, the always-increasing need for improvements in efficiency, and a shortage of skilled labor. A recent US
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.