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Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) - State of the Art 2012

Project Information

Project ID: 
Project Status: 
Start Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2011
End Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2013
FHWA Program: 
FHWA Subprogram: 
FHWA Activity: 
Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Construction and Project Management; Roads and Bridges--Design; Roads and Bridges--Structures; Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology; Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC); Research/Technologies--FHWA Priority Market-Ready Technologies and Innovations
TRT Terms: 
Concrete Structures; Infrastructure; Materials; Pavements; Research; State of the Art
FHWA Discipline: 
Construction and Project Management, Design, Structures
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, Materials, Research

Contact Information

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Last Name: 
(202) 493-3122
Bridge Engineering Team
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Project Details

Project Description: 

This project will develop a state-of-the-art report relevant to the use of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in the United States highway transportation sector.


The objective of this project is to document state-of-the-art (regarding the research, development, and deployment) Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) components within the U.S. highway transportation infrastructure. The project will look at what has been done previously and what needs to be done in order to achieve appropriate application of UHPC in this segment of the U.S. infrastructure. Given that (1) the broad range of topics currently under consideration for the use of UHPC, (2) the history of cross-pollination between separate but related application areas as new cementitious composites are developed, and (3) the wide range of topics applicable to bridge engineering, it is expected that the deliverables from this project will document far more than the work solely completed within the U.S. highway sector.


Deliverable Name: 
Ultra-High Performance Concrete: A State-of-the-Art Report for the Bridge Community
Deliverable Type: 
Technical report
Deliverable Description: 
State-of-the-Art Report broadly covering Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) including material properties, structural performance, applications, and deployments. Includes more than 300 references and a bibliography with more than 600 items.