High Performance Concrete (HPC) is a class of concrete that is exceptionally strong and durable with enhanced aesthetics. With its unique set of properties, a fraction of the materials in conventional concrete mixes is used with thicknesses ranging from ½” to 3”. In this way, carbon emissions from manufacturing, transportation, and installation are reduced.
HPC can be used to create decorative and protective façade elements, grand entrance cladding, urban furniture and interior solutions such as stair treads, interior wall panels, countertops, boardroom tables and sinks. We will cover the possibilities of incorporating various embedded items and atypical aggregates without sacrificing flexural and compressive strength, meeting or exceeding performance requirements.
This presentation will provide basic material properties and illustrate advances in materials and fabrication, which allow for more flexibility with form and finish while remaining monolithic.
The course concludes with a few examples of best practices to follow when designing with UHPC and HPC, showing how early engagement benefits the designer and the end user.
To schedule HPC-22, contact Beverly Ross. (251) 575-2803 or firstname.lastname@example.org