Concrete technology

Bouygues developed Ultra High Performance Concrete in association with concrete world specialist Lafarge.

In the early 90’s, Bouygues began a research program with Lafarge, a pioneer in Ultra High Performance Concrete, to explore new possibilities in advanced concrete technologies.

Ten years of research produced an innovative material with ultra high performance characteristics and unequalled resistance and longevity properties.

The material has almost no shrinkage or creep, which makes it very suitable for prestressed applications.

The use of this material for construction is simplified through the elimination of reinforcing steel and the ability of the material to be virtually self-placing or dry-cast.

Overall, the solutions offer advantages such as:

  • Speed of construction
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Superior durability
  • Waterproof characteristics against corrosion, abrasion and impact.

This translates to reduced maintenance and a longer life span for the structure.