Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) is a new class of concrete that has been developed in recent decades for its exceptional properties of strength and durability. This high performance concrete can be utilized in structural rehabilitation and accelerated bridge construction in addition to several other applications. Read on to learn more about the history of UHPC, its composition and applications.
UHPC was first used in bridge construction in North America for a pedestrian bridge in Canada in 1997. Following that, 34 research projects were conducted throughout multiple research institutes for the goal of making UHPC a reliable, commonly available, economically feasible and regularly applied material. Germany also has several bridges using UHPC along with Australia, Austria, Croatia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovenia, South Korea, and Switzerland.