CERTIFIED DISTRIBUTORS OF COR-TUF UHPC
Premier UHPC brings more than four decades of construction experience to the Cor-Tuf team. Brett Meisenheimer, CEO of Premier UHPC, has started up, run, and sold several companies in the construction space. “For many years I ran a successful waterproofing business, where we serviced up to 40 structures a day. I saw first-hand the problems with traditional concrete. When I saw what Cor-Tuf UHPC could do, and the way it stood up to weather and wear, I knew this was the way of the future. I truly believe that Cor-Tuf UHPC is one of those once-in-a-century, revolutionary materials that will forever change what can be made with concrete.”
Premier UHPC is a certified distributor of Cor-Tuf UHPC, involved in securing contracts, delivering the product on site, and providing the manpower and machinery needed to mix and pour concrete structures. “We can customize the mix to whatever the specs are calling for,” says Meisenheimer. He and his team have hundreds of relationships with builders, contractors, property managers, engineers, institutions, and governments. Premier UHPC has a Class A High-Tech Contracting License #2705052322 with the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“Now that Cor-Tuf UHPC has been named the one-and-only licensed producer of the patented Cor-Tuf UHPC material developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we are experiencing strong interest and demand from both U.S. and international organizations looking to build, maintain, and repair bridges, highways, dams, buildings, runways, marine structures, and security structures using the new UHPC material,” says Meisenheimer. “The advantages of this innovative material are significant.”
JP Binard, a professional engineer registered in several states along the East Coast from New York to Florida, is the owner and manager of Precast Systems Engineering, LLC, specializing in construction engineering primarily focused on precast, prestressed concrete for buildings, marine structures, and bridges utilizing UHPC in components and connections.
The firm delivers value by teaming up directly with contractors, engineers, and owners in order to streamline fabrication or placement, facilitating communications throughout the design and casting process, and providing the best overall project delivery in terms of durability and performance.
“The construction industry is changing and Cor-Tuf UHPC is leading the way,” says Binard. “The material advantages of UHPC are known, but what makes Cor-Tuf unique is the ease of use along with an exceptionally robust product in a fresh state. Combining the steel fibers with the Cor-Tuf material packaging is a game changer in terms of working time. Shaving 30 minutes off a batch of UHPC is both incredible and necessary for the best overall success on a project. As an engineering firm working in the bridge and marine industries, teaming up with Cor-Tuf is a pivotal opportunity to advance this technology collectively and confidently.”
Cor-Tuf will help PSE develop the UHPC mixing technology for project-specific uses, using local supplemental constituents (sand, cement, and other materials as appropriate). PSE will support Cor-Tuf as a structural engineering resource to advance the technology and promote the continued development of Cor-Tuf.
As the founder and president of LBM Research Associates, Colin McAllister brings 20+ years of combined experience and expertise in counter-terrorism, anti-terrorism, intelligence gathering, operations integration, physical security, logical security, safety, risk management/assessment, and logistical management.
In addition, he has a comprehensive knowledge of threat and vulnerability assessment methodologies. Colin is customer-focused and has extensive experience in consulting, architecture, design, deployment, implementation, and customer training and support of security/construction projects.
“LBM is proud to have a strong team of military/law enforcement veterans,” says McAllister. “Our unique backgrounds enable all of us to apply new focus on the security, mitigation, and construction properties of Cor-Tuf UHPC. This innovative new concrete has limitless applications for security, infrastructure, and construction, and we are excited to be playing a part in ushering in the future of concrete with Cor-Tuf.”
LBM Research Associates provides a line of specially engineered products tailored to the hostile vehicle mitigation, blast protection, and ballistics mitigation. “We are committed to helping contractors, engineers, architects, counter-terrorism officials, government agencies, and other professionals understand the many benefits Cor-Tuf UHPC brings to projects,” says McAllister.
Collectively, the team at LBM brings more than four decades of military, law enforcement, security, construction, product research, and business management experience to all projects. Working in close partnership with Cor-Tuf, LBM is involved in the research and development of new products and innovative uses of Cor-Tuf UHPC for security, infrastructure, critical infrastructure, and construction.
- Has a useful life of more than 75 years (versus 15 to 25 years for traditional concrete)
- Resists environmental degradation
- Has a superior freeze/thaw resistance (more than 1,000 cycles—traditional concrete usually starts to degrade at about 27 cycles)
- Is fire resistant
- Is waterproof
- Has a compressive strength from 28,000 pounds per square inch (psi) to more than 116,000 psi, versus traditional concrete at 2,500 to 5,000 psi
- Has a tensile strength of 2,700 psi, versus 300 to 700 psi for regular concrete
- Is lighter and more flexible than regular concrete and displays a stronger adhesive quality
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