Executed projects with UHPC
Take a look at some projects to understand how RDC helped to achieve a valious transition to UHPC in different fields.
Background: The Horizon Europe project Natursea-PV (Novel Eco-Cementitious Materials and components for competitive, durable and bio-inspired offshore floating PV substructures) funds the research and development of novel materials for substructures oriented to
Background: RDC designed in 2018 the first UHPC road bridge built in Spain. The solution was required to rebuild a bridge over the Vernissa river, which was destroyed by the floods on
Background: UHPC performance allows to design large format thin slabs, reducing the installation time and the number of joints in the area covered. In 2017, RDC designed with UHPC the slabs of
Background: In 2021, RDC designed a 12-m swimming pool with 8-m of cantilever to be installed in a singular house in Chiva (Valencia). Conceiving this structure with UHPC allowed to minimize the
Background: The sector of precast buildings has developed dramatically in the last years, existing a wide variety of precasting systems available in the market. For some of them, RDC has designed ultra-light
Background: The intensive mollusc farming is an activity carried out in floating farms named “bateas” (rafts in English). These structures have been traditionally made with eucalyptus wood, as it is economic and
Design of floating UHPC structure for the substation of a 5 MW floating PV plant in Alqueva (Portugal)
RDC has designed the floating structure to host the substation of a 5 MW floating PV plant located in Alqueva (Portugal). This dam is the largest in the EU, and the installation is the largest in a EU dam.
Background: The sector floating solar energy is experiencing a yearly growth that exceeds the 200% of CAGR. At this moment, the challenge is to face harsher environments, where wind, currents and waves
Background: A construction company is renovating and upgrading an historical building in the center of Valencia (year 2021), which was built in 1900 with timber and load-bearing walls. This 4-floors building will
The RDC UHPC
UHPC (Ultra-High Performance Concrete) is an extremely compact and ductile cementitious composite. Its properties make it perfect for applications where durability or maintenance play a significant role, where a lightweight structure is particularly relevant, or where the slenderness or thickness of piece is is important.
RDC works closely with the client to evaluate the technical, economical and environmental viability of replacing its current solution by UHPC. A tailored premix of Formex® is proposed to maximize the competitiveness of the new element.