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Ultra-High Performance Concrete Publications Videos

Innovation Spotlight: Ultra-High Performance Concrete

Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) can be used to create the simple, strong, long-lasting connections needed for successful construction using prefabricated bridge elements. The durability of prefabricated spans, and how quickly they can be constructed relies on the connections between the elements. This innovation was part of Every Day Counts round three (EDC-3) and round 4 (EDC-4). Owners across the United States are continuing to adopt this solution as a method to accelerate bridge construction while delivering the robust, resilient infrastructure.


Ultra-High Performance Concrete: A Robust Solution for Highway Infrastructure

Engineers are using UHPC to design bridges that are more constructible, durable, and resilient. This video highlights the mechanical and durability properties of UHPC compared to conventional concrete and shows it in use on bridge construction projects in New York and Minnesota.


Innovation Spotlight: UHPC for Bridge Preservation and Repair

Keeping bridges in a state of good repair is essential to keeping the transportation system operating efficiently. Agencies at all levels can deploy ultra-high performance concrete for bridge preservation and repair to maintain or improve bridge conditions cost effectively. This video highlights FHWA’s Every Day Counts initiative Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Bridge Preservation and Repair. Learn about UHPC successes in States and counties including Delaware, Iowa, New York, and St. Clair County, Michigan.