Do you want to learn all there is about high density concrete? Talk to our German colleagues at the next BetonTage in Ulm, Germany.
Like the past years, we will have a small booth at the event. Here our team is available to help you identify the benefits for your next construction project with heavyweight concrete.
Constructions that benefit from dense concrete
Your construction project does not have to be in Germany to benefit from the advantages of high density concrete, as we supply worldwide. To give you an idea of the typical constructions that profit from MagnaDense concrete, here are some examples:
- Radiation shielding constructions; hospital, nuclear, research
- Tunnels and underground structures such as garages
- Offshore structures; gravity-based platforms, floating wind turbines, coated pipelines
Depending on your project, the benefits might differ, but in general, we can sum these up as:
- More weight, less volume (space-saving)
- Increased density up to 4.0 t/m3 (using only MagnaDense aggregate to replace sand and gravel)
- Reduced risk for thermal cracking
- Reduced costs
- Time savings
German tunnel with high density concrete to prevent hydrostatic uplift
One of the recent projects done with MagnaDense concrete in Germany is the St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel. In this particular situation, the tunnel needed a renovation. Previously there was a steel construction with lead plates to counteract the hydrostatic pressure. However, these plates were not sufficient anymore to neutralise the force of the surrounding water in the Elbe river. On top of that, the existing structure did not allow to increase the weight of the walls with standard concrete. As a solution, heavyweight concrete was used to conquer the hydrostatic uplift challenge.
Besides this tunnelling project, we have done many other projects in Germany too. You can ask our colleagues about these when you meet them at the exhibition.
Important BetonTage information
We hope you will be able to make it to this years’ BetonTage 2020 event. However, if you can’t make it, you can still quickly contact our German colleagues via the German contact page or by phone.