Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)

...ALSO ULTRA-DURABLE!

Béton Provincial - Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)

UHPC IS CHARACTERIZED BY HIGH COMPRESSIVE AND FLEXURAL STRENGTH, AS WELL AS EXCELLENT DURABILITY

 

Ultra-high performance concrete – also called UHPC – is made up of a special cementitious binder, fine sand and fibres. It is characterized by high compressive, flexural and traction strength, as well as excellent durability.

Our company has developed its own line of Ultra HPC. The Ultra HPC binder is custommade at our Port de Quebec plant. This allows us to ensure a more homogeneous product. The final mixture is made with our 500-litre mixer.

 

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HOW IS UHPC USED?

It is ideal for:

  • precast slabs for bridge decks
  • architectural panels, as seen along highways

 

This concrete is so high-performing that it can also be used for smaller pieces such as park benches, or other similar precast pieces.

Béton Provincial - Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)

UHPC: THE PERFECT CONCRETE FOR structures EXPOSED TO ABRASION AND IMPACTS

 

Béton Provincial - Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)

THE ADVANTAGES OF BÉTON PROVINCIAL’S ULTRA-HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE:

  • its matrix is extremely dense (made up of particles under 2.5 mm long)
  • not permeable
  • resistant to impacts, abrasion, freeze-thaw cycles, etc.
  • self-levelling
  • contains fibres that give it great strength during cracking and breaking
  • its compressive and traction strength are nearly five times greater than that of standard concrete

 Béton Provincial - Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTIONS

Ultra HPC, Béton Provincial’s ultra-high performance concrete was put to the test by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation for structural reinforcement purposes. Along the river’s seaway, boats frequently collide with the corners of the lock gates. Due to its high flexural and traction strength, this concrete can stand up to impact from the cargo ships. Béton Provincial created a specially designed formula for this pilot project to reinforce the four corners of the gates in the Saint-Lambert locks, opposite the Island of Montreal.

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