Integrating UHPC balconies with CLT structures
Ultra High Performance concrete (UHPC) is a material that is known for its exceptional strength and durability, making it ideal for use in construction projects that require high strength and resistance. Additionally, UHPC is lightweight and highly formable.
One of the main reasons UHPC is chosen for CLT structures is its lightweight nature. The weight restrictions of CLT structures make it challenging to anchor balconies using traditional concrete without adding unnecessary weight to the structure. As a result, the incorporation of balconies into the structure requires a solution that can address the weight restrictions while still being compatible with the CLT structure and sustainable focus.
UHPC offers a lightweight solution, that can reduce the weight of the balconies by 50-60% compared to traditional concrete, making it an ideal material for use with CLT. Additionally, it provides excellent formability, allowing for complex shapes and curves, which can be used to create unique and visually appealing balconies and enhance the overall aesthetic of a building.
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