iCrete, a provider of concrete technologies to the construction industry, has developed new, highly durable concrete mixes that feature a minimum 100-year design life that can also substantially reduce the price, greenhouse gases and the carbon footprint of concrete by as much as 40 percent.
iCrete is touting the new Global 100 mix design as the first mix that can meet all industry and governmental standards worldwide, having the potential to save nations around the world billions in construction spending.
These customized, patented high-performance concrete mixes, designed for infrastructure use worldwide, are currently available in North America and the Middle East. iCrete says its Global 100 concrete mixes will dramatically increase to a century or more the lifespan and durability of major public and private infrastructure projects – from road systems to bridges, ports, dams, and other vital high-use high-traffic public facilities and venues.
iCrete licenses its technology to local ready mix producers worldwide. Its new iCrete Global 100 mixes, developed in North America, will be available in Latin America, Central Asia, and Europe in the second quarter of 2009.
Said Chief Executive Officer Juan Carlos Terroba: "We are particularly pleased to offer this immediately in the Gulf region where work is already underway on the world's tallest superscraper buildings and green megacities in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and elsewhere across the Middle East. We are already in discussions with similar projects in Panama, Hong Kong and other world capitals where cost, durability, and environmental footprint are important factors."
Added Terroba: "Public infrastructure is at the economic foundation of the world. It is unacceptable that most public installations and structures last only an inexcusably short 30 to 40 years and those that last longer are left standing only by an Act of God. iCrete developed our Global 100 mixes so that infrastructure worldwide – from Abu Dhabi to Beijing, Washington D.C. to Delhi, London to Panama City – will last 100 years and more, while respecting the environment."