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.
At Cor-Tuf, we are committed to continuing to push the boundaries of what concrete can do. For example, we recently introduced our 18”x18”x100’ Cor-Tuf Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) square piling to the market.
We have written in the past about some of the revolutionary uses for Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in bridges, overlays, and other major infrastructure projects. While these are still valuable applications for UHPC, we want to shift our attention and expand your view on when UHPC is an ideal choice.
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.
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.
The cost of construction materials can be just as important as the quality. Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) checks all the boxes for quality, but many still worry that the price is too high. The question on everyone’s mind seems to be: “When will the cost of UHPC come down?”
More than 30 years of research and recent commercial success have proven the promise of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC). Its strength and durability have brought UHPC into the spotlight for public agencies and private firms seeking superior alternatives for concrete construction.
Conventional concrete is all around us for a reason. Its workability and performance have been honed by construction crews for generations, used for everything from bridges to building columns to airport runways to two-seater park benches. The success of concrete is built on industry know-how and methods that work.