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…
The housing association BM in Brønderslev – renovated with new CRC i2® plate balconies and columns In my last post I started on a mini-series on renovating with UHPC. This is the second of the three posts and describes some of the issues related to adding balconies using plates and columns – both normal … More Renovating with UHPC part II – Plates and columns
Part I: Glued connections A mock-up balcony on an old building installed using a glued connection: Ved Volden in Copenhagen. Notice that a strip of light is visible between the new balcony parapet and the wall except at the bottom where the connection to the deck is revealing that the parapet is not part … More Renovating with UHPC
We often write about UPCH in technical terms: what it is, how we calculate with UHPC, the aesthetics, the possibilities etc. I would like to take you through the journey of a Sales Manager and the obstacles that I met as Hi-Con entered the Dutch market back in 2013. The Building Fair 2013 We were very fortunate that soon after … More UHPC applications in The Netherlands
Has it really been 30 years in UHPC?????? As Tommy did last week I will give a brief (if possible) overview of my own experience with UHPC so you know at least part of my background for posting on this blog – but please bear in mind that I have at least 10 years … More The faces behind the blog – Bendt Kjær Aarup
Given that Bendt and I have written not a few of the blog posts available here on Hi-Cons UHPC blog, we decided it would be appropriate to explain why we dare to repeatedly waste your time with our tales from the world of UHPC – what qualifies us to have a public opinion on UHPC? What is … More The faces behind the blog – Tommy Bæk Hansen
A number of guidelines on UHPC are already available and more are on the way. As it takes a lot of effort – and time – to develop these guidelines it makes you wonder why all this effort is necessary. Why would Germany – or Spain – not just adopt the guidelines from France or … More Do we really need another guideline for UHPC?
The completed office expansion – exterior view. One last service platform still in place at the outermost end. Last year I presented the thoughts behind Hi-Cons office expansion in Hjallerup, and the first small steps in the actual building process. Hi-Con main office expansion. Now, finally, we are ready to move into the new offices … More Hi-Con main office expansion – moving in!
Through the years, we have participated in many fairs in Denmark and abroad. The past year we have exhibited in both Germany, the UK, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Sometimes we bring home current projects, other times we bring home valuable market knowledge, which we try to utilise in our daily work at … More Sharing our experiences from Germany and UK
CRC as a disruptive material Have you ever asked yourself this question when designing a solution? Can this be done in a better way???? The answer is often YES. When you have trouble with the material properties of steel and regular concrete or other materials, then you can probably use CRC instead. CRC … More CRC as a disruptive material
I have now been working for Hi-con NL for a year and therefore I have something to look back on. When I think back to my first contacts with Hi-con, it was obviously about the material CRC. I remember that it was a positive surprise to see and hear about the possibilities with this material. … More Fascinating CRC