This innovation allows the creation of slim precast pavement slabs for quick installation, thus halving the time needed for road works and new pavements. It is also more sustainable, requiring less maintenance. Mr Koh Chwee, Director, Technical Services Division of JTC and Co-Director of the NTU-JTC I3C, said that the invention of this game-changing technology will not only enable the construction industry to reduce labour intensive on-site work, enhance workers' safety and reduce construction time, it also benefits road users by cutting down the inconvenience caused by road resurfacing and construction works. We will continue to open up more of our buildings and estates to test-bed and if successful, implement such new solutions," Mr Koh added. Typical concrete comprises cement, water, gravel and sand. While this mixture makes concrete hard and strong, it does not promote flexibility.
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Flexible ConFlexPave concrete is tougher, thinner and lighter than conventional mixtures
The research team behind the cleverly named ConFlexPave say its unique properties mean it could cut installation time in half for new roads, parking lots, and other paved surfaces. The time savings come from the ability to precast slabs of ConFlexPave, which are thinner and lighter than traditional concrete mixtures. Researchers say the flexible concrete slabs will speed up construction timelines, as well as cut down on maintenance over time, making for a more sustainable product. NTU Assistant Professor Yang En-Hua, lead researcher on the study, said the key to developing this next-generation building material was understanding how all the components interact with one another mechanically on a microscopic level. Related: Scientists develop wonder nanomaterial that can produce energy, clean water, and hydrogen. So far, the research team has tested slabs of the new flexible concrete that are the size of a tablet computer. Over the next three years, the team will scale up testing with larger installations on the JTC campus, where ConFlexPave will really be put through the paces from foot traffic as well as vehicles.
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