Why is it so difficult to increase innovation in the construction industry? Introduction Usually our blog-entries stand on their own without needing an introduction, but in this case, we will make an exception. Tommy has been with Hi-Con since 2010 and with his wide experience with regard to UHPC, he has been a prolific contributor … More Why is it so difficult to increase innovation in the construction industry?
Outdoor life – the balcony experience part II – balconies with parapets Privacy and intimacy while enjoying the view – that is what is offered by balconies fully enclosed with parapets! Welcome to the second post on balconies as experienced when using them! In the last post on plate balconies we experienced the possibilities and open … More Outdoor life – the balcony experience part II – balconies with parapets
Impressions from a UHPC conference in Albany, NY Frederik and I attended the 2nd International Interactive Symposium on UHPC, which was held in Albany, NY in the beginning of June and in this blog-entry I will relate a few of our experiences. I had also attended the first symposium in this series. This event was … More Impressions from a UHPC conference in Albany, NY
We have recently participated in a fair in Finland, Norway and The Netherlands to talk about, what Hi-Con can add of knowledge, products and solutions within the industry of balconies, staircases and bridges (bridges are currently only a business area in The Netherlands). Our unique High Performance Concrete creates the possibility for being innovative, which … More What is the difference between our markets – if any?
In one of my earlier posts “Do we really need another UHPC Guideline?” I mention that Hi-Con has applied for an ETA and we are now ready to add a CE-marking to our balcony elements. It took a little longer than expected, but in the following I will explain a little more about what this means, why we … More EAD, ETA and CE – why is that relevant for UHPC?
Outdoor living is becoming more and more popular, and in the cities roof terraces and balconies are in high demand – and the larger the better! The example above is the Harbour Tower in Copenhagen, with gallery-type balconies for all apartments. In our previous posts we have focused mostly on subjects like material properties, engineering … More Outdoor life – The balcony experience part I – Plate Balconies
In one of our earlier posts “CRC Application Cases – Sustainability” we comment on how difficult it is to compare the environmental footprint of CRC to other materials – and use this as an excuse for why we have not yet put together an EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) for our products. Truth be told, it was not really … More Sustainability – the results are in!
Hi-Con was a first-timer at Finnbuild, The International Building and Building Services Fair in Helsinki, Finland in the beginning of October. And I was a first-timer at Finnbuild with Hi-Con. Been there many times with my former employee, HB-Betoniteollisuus Oy, but this time was special to me. We had a pretty good location for our … More Finnbuild Construction Fair in October – What is happening after the fair?
It is not often that I get to see the results of full-scale fire testing on UHPC elements – so the least I can do is to share some results from a recent test on a simply supported slab for those of you that are interested. Fire resistance is certainly a challenge for UHPC – … More CRC in actual fires – full scale testing on simply supported slab
This summer was unusually warm and sunny – ideal conditions for experiencing the performance of the new structure against the traditional one. In two previous posts Office expansion & Hi-Con main office expansion – moving in I have explained the process of innovating, designing, building and erecting our new main office expansion. If you … More Experience office life the Hi-Con way
The completed sculpture is fast becoming popular with the kids in Aarhus – but creating it was no child’s play…. I hope You had a great summer – here in Denmark it was exceptionally warm, dry and sunny, and just right for a relaxing vacation at the beach! On behalf of all of us … More Experiment R – How (not) to install a complex structure
The summer is just around the corner and therefore, the blog is taking a break to breathe out after a busy and exciting year with many different subjects covered on the blog. Before the blog takes a summer break, we would like to send a big THANK YOU for reading our blog and for being … More The blog wishes you a great summer!