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Date PostedOctober 3, 2016

The Evolution of Pavement Installation with Flexi-concrete


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/

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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