California company focuses on optimizing concrete

02/6/2009 | Engineering News-Record

A new California technology company is helping commercial contractors use concrete more efficiently. The concrete formula used by iCrete has the potential to yield a high-compressive strength mix with 40% less cement and no special additives. "Our base technology is a mix design," says Juan Carlos Terroba, who heads the company. "We have imagined a different way of optimizing particle-packing." He said many commercial building projects now use iCrete, and he envisions using it in roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

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