A new form of flexi-concrete has been developed by researchers from Singapore which promises to provide a more durable, slip resistant and speedy alternative to traditional pavement installation.
Construction times could be cut by as much as half with a new innovative concrete developed by researchers from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.
The material developed is more flexible than traditional forms of concrete, which makes the paving less brittle. This allows for it to be used to make slimmer precast pavement slabs.
By adding synthetic polymer microfibres to the concrete mix, NTU researchers developed ConFlexPave concrete which is able to flex and bend when subjected to stress, unlike conventional concrete which is brittle and inflexible.
The new material is also slip resistant which makes it perfect for road and pavement use. Read more at https://sourceable.net/flexible-precast-concrete-makes-for-easier-pavement-installation/