What is Ultra High Performance Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC)?

Ultra-high performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete is a relatively new construction material having minimum coarse aggregate (usually size greater than 6-7 mm is not used) having discrete random steel fibers uniformly distributed across the concrete matrix with the basic strength of above 14,000 psi (100 MPa) in 3 or 4 days that can go upto as … Read more

Insulation Concrete Forms – A sustainable and energy efficient Technique

The need and call for energy these days have changed the mind of engineers and constructors to device such houses and buildings that take a very minimal amount of energy and utilizes the natural sources of energy available. Insulating Concrete forms abbreviated as ICFs is among one of that technique. Insulation is considered very vital … Read more

Self Sealing Concrete Using Superabsorbent Polymer

Concrete throughout its life passes by many phases and changes, starting from initial shrinkage from hydration to serviceability hair cracking after loading. Concrete has countless advantages with no-doubt at all and is the reason why it is the second most widely used material after water.  During these phases the concrete also go through cracking which … Read more

Scientists from Singapore have developed Conflexpave a bendable concrete

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) scientists from the NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre (I³C) have invented a new type of concrete called #ConFlexPave that is bendable yet stronger and longer lasting than regular concrete which is heavy, brittle and breaks under tension. This innovation allows the creation of slim precast pavement slabs for quick installation, … Read more

Transparent or Translucent Concrete

Have you ever seen a façade or cladding giving look of a rock-hard material but still gives you a see-through and translucent look inside the building? .  The widest used construction material, which is sustainable and reliable as well, is getting a makeover by engineers of modern era. Transparent or Translucent Concrete  \”it’s even possible … Read more