Photos from the batching of ceEntek’s Next Generation UHPC 2.0 TM at our facility and subsequent casting of the first UHPC Waffle Deck Panel (UHPCWDP) prototypes. Six officials from the NYSDOT were in attendance to witness the casting of the waffle deck panels. Six pullout specimens were also cast out of ceEntek’s UHPC 2.0 TM to complete our pre-qualification acceptance testing to become NYSDOT UHPC pre-approved supplier.
The Fort Miller and the ceEntek team successfully completed the casting of UHPC Waffle Deck Panel (UHPCWDP) prototypes! Current precast concrete bridge deck panels (8”to 9” of concrete) are heavy and limit the geographic market penetration due to the maximum number of panels per load and trucking costs. The advantage of a UHPCWDP is improved durability, lower maintenance, longer life and a lighter deck panel resulting in more panels per load, hence reduced transportation costs, with access to a larger geographic market area.