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!
In one of my recent posts “Do we really need another UHPC Guideline?” I mention that Hi-Con has received an ETA (European Technical Assessment) and we are now ready to add a CE-marking to our balcony elements. We are still in the process of getting the final approvals from the certification body (Dancert) so … More CE-marking – still a process
The housing area Finlandsparken in Vejle renovated with CRC i2® balconies. Integrated walls provide privacy. More photos available at Hi-Cons web page. This post concludes the mini-series on renovating with UHPC and discusses benefits and challenges using walls and struts as the tools for supporting the balconies. For a general introduction to renovating to potential … More Renovating with UHPC – part III: How to use walls and struts, and why…