U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
202-366-4000


Skip to content
Facebook iconYouTube iconTwitter iconFlickr iconLinkedInInstagram

Center for Accelerating Innovation

FHWA Home / OIPD / Accelerating Innovation / Every Day Counts / EDC News: July 6, 2017

EDC News

July 6, 2017

Innovation of the Month:

Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections

The Every Day Counts (EDC) innovation of the month for July is ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), which can be used to create the simple, strong, long-lasting connections needed for successful construction with prefabricated bridge elements.

An EDC round four (EDC-4) innovation carried over from EDC-3, UHPC is a steel fiber-reinforced concrete that delivers performance that far exceeds conventional concrete.

In EDC-4, transportation departments in 22 States and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as Federal Lands Highway plan to demonstrate and assess the use of UHPC connections in bridge-building processes. In another 10 States and Washington, DC, using UHPC connections on bridge projects is expected to become a standard practice.

View an EDC-4 Innovation Spotlight video on UHPC connections.

Contact Ben Graybeal of the Federal Highway Administration Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center or Mark Leonard of the FHWA Resource Center for information and technical assistance.

More EDC News »

Events


View Events


Contact


Jeffrey A. Zaharewicz
Senior Advisor
(202) 366-1325
Jeffrey.Zaharewicz@dot.gov


Stay Connected Stay Connected icon

Sign up to receive EDC News and Innovator newsletters.

Page last modified on March 27, 2018
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000