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Civil Construction UDOT - Provo Canyon Utah

Supplier: Elastoplastic Concrete
19 October, 2009

The Utah Department of Transportation officials approved the use of Barchip because of the superior performance and the additional benefits offered

Civil Construction UDOT - Provo Canyon Utah

  • Product used: Barchip ‘Kyodo’ 48mm
  • Project details
  • Project name: Provo Canyon
  • Project owner: Utah Department of Transportation
  • Project Location: Wasatch County Provo Utah
  • Project start date: June 2005
  • Project Completion: November 2006
  • Contractor: Ames Construction
  • Concrete Supplier: Westroc Inc.
  • Shotcrete Contractor: Commercial Shotcrete

Project Highlights

Provo Canyon’s original specification called for 300 Joules using a minimum of 100 lbs/yd of steel fibres tested to ASTM C1550 Centrally Loaded Panels, but working through Ames Construction, Commercial Shotcrete, and Westroc Concrete, Barchip was trialled at 8 lbs/yd and 10 lbs/yd meeting 340 Joules and 400 Joules respectfully.

The Utah Department of Transportation officials approved the use of Barchip because of the superior performance and the additional benefits offered, including:

  • Non-rusting
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Safer than using steel fibber - worker protection
  • Cost effective
  • Easily handled
  • Superior mixing
  • Easily pumped vertically through 2-inch steel lines.

Barchip was able to meet the stringent specification as well as offering the project a significant cost advantage.

Barchip was an easy solution to a highly technical project that provided extra toughness for over 15,000 cubic yards of Shotcrete shot on this project.

Barchip – as tough as steel and does not rust.

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