The U.S. Federal Government and many state governments are strongly recommending that UHPC be used in a variety of highway infrastructure projects in accelerated bridge construction, bridge repair and maintenance, precast concrete deck panels, and field-cast connections between prefabricated bridge components.
UHPC is a core component of the Every Day Counts (EDC) program, instilled by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). EDC identifies and utilizes innovative technologies to reduce project timelines, increase safety, reduce traffic delays, and lessen the environmental impact of construction at the state and local levels.
EDC-3 Innovations for 2015–216 and EDC-4 Innovations for 2017–2018 include the use of UHPC connections for prefabricated bridge elements and systems, making it a favored concrete technology for these applications.
Every Day Counts (EDC) – Additional details on the EDC-3 and EDC-4 initiatives supporting the use of UHPC for prefabricated bridge elements and systems