We open the section “RDC – The Art of Innovation” with this post. In this blog section, we want to share with you the innovation projects in which we are involved, whenever confidentiality agreements make this possible. Innovation is the key for UHPC development. Do you want to follow the amazing innovative stories of UHPC? Keep reading and see the importance of innovation and what we are capable of.
Last decade has been of huge worldwide investment in the research and development of new construction materials. This intense work, led by research institutes, universities and engineering companies, has been developed with the main purpose to give a response to the new demands that society expects from structures.
- Environmental integration
In this context, Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) was discovered as a cementitious material suitable for that purpose in both civil engineering and architecture fields, mainly due to its high durability properties, low maintenance cost, increase of structures lifespan up to 150 years, reduction of overall raw materials requirements and aesthetics improvement.
Thanks to the great effort of the research and engineering community, it can be said today that UHPC is ready for being use in the industry. However, as it happens to every new technology, there is no straightforward implementation of it. One important step is required: innovation. What is it?
Innovation can be defined as the use of existing knowledge, which has been developed thanks to capital investments, for its transformation into capital for companies.
Innovation becomes the last step of a research programme and implies breaking with conventional notions, creating new products and introducing them into market. It is not an easy task.
Citing a prestigious researcher in this field as Proffesor Pietro Gambarova is, it can be said that UHPC is still a “character looking for a playwright able to write a proper comedy”
This character has already come into scene showing that he is full of unexplored and unexploited opportunities. Bold writers are wanted. If they want to succeed, they must take the most of it. Conventional literary devices are no longer valid. Neither are traditional stories. They have to dream of reinventing literature. They have to realise the potential of it.
UHPFRC is capable of revolutionising industry
Bold engineers are called to develop this task. They have to find those applications in which UHPC shows its greatest potential, sometimes further away from conventional ones, even out of the construction sector. They have to look for design efficiency and cost effectiveness. They must realise that conventional approaches are no longer valid, that they need to seek out new geometries, construction systems and unexplored solutions. They are meant to be the “artists of innovation”
In a world increasingly globalised, ruled by a fierce competition for industrial leadership, innovation arises as the key strategy for companies if they want to stand at the forefront of technology, at the forefront of sales. It is fair to acknowledge that, nowadays, most of companies interested in UHPC technology lack of necessary knowledge to do it. They need help.
But, ¿who are those playwrights, those artists of innovation capable of reinventing the industry?…
Specialised consulting companies with a vast and proved expertise in the development of new UHPC materials, competitive UHPC products and new manufacturing processes that solve client needs are required.
RDC arises as an innovative consulting company specialised in UHPC
Founded by two PhD in UHPC and two experts in the precasting and civil engineering project management fields, the multidisciplinary RDC ‘playwright’ team focuses its work on ‘writing tales’ whose main character is UHPC. Our ‘tales’ deal with:
- Developing the UHPC that satisfies your needs
- Guaranteeing a stable production UHPC process at your factory
- Guaranteeing the quality of your final UHPC products
- Developing new UHPC products according to your specific needs
- Optimisation of your conventional solutions
- Discovering the possibilities of UHPC in your field
- New designs and market analysis according to your needs
Do you want to make your own literary piece, start a revolution in your sector, develop new production lines, or have a chapter in our tales?
RDC is the playwright you can count on. RDC may be your ‘artist of innovation’
In this blog section, the members of RDC want to share with you the innovation adventures in which we are involved, always with the permission of companies involved. Do you want to follow the amazing stories of this fantastic character, of UHPC?