Our global leader in building materials and solutions. We are committed to decarbonizing construction and helping the world build better with less. One of our latest solutions is thin precast carbon prestressed concrete slabs.
Carbon prestressed concrete slabs are made from high-strength concrete reinforced with prestressed carbon fibers. This gives them the same load-bearing capacity as traditional reinforced concrete slabs while being up to five times thinner and lighter.
The lighter weight of carbon prestressed concrete slabs has several advantages. It reduces the amount of material needed, which lowers the embodied carbon of the structure. It also makes the slabs easier to transport and install, which can save time and money.
In addition to being lightweight, carbon prestressed concrete slabs are also very durable. They can last up to 100 years, and they can be disassembled and reused or recycled at the end of their service life.
Carbon prestressed concrete slabs are a key element of industrialized construction. They can be produced in a factory with high degrees of standardization and automation. This reduces the amount of waste generated on construction sites and makes it easier to build to high standards of quality.
Carbon prestressed concrete slabs are a sustainable and innovative solution for construction. They can help us build better with less, and they are a key part of our journey to decarbonize construction.
Here are some examples of how carbon prestressed concrete slabs are being used:
- The Eulach footbridge in Winterthur, Switzerland, is a pedestrian bridge that was built using carbon prestressed concrete slabs. The bridge weighs 75% less than a traditional concrete bridge and 46% less than a timber bridge.
- The carbon prestressed concrete slabs for the Eulach footbridge were produced in a factory in just a few days. They were then transported to the construction site and installed in a single day.
- The carbon prestressed concrete slabs for the Eulach footbridge are expected to last for up to 100 years.
Carbon prestressed concrete slabs are a promising new technology that has the potential to revolutionize the construction industry. They are a sustainable, lightweight, and durable solution that can help us build better with less.