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5:19 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

New Concrete Developed in Kentucky Could Save Lives

Researchers used a hose to spray a super fast setting concrete called Tekcrete on two wooden posts at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research.
Brenna Angel Kentucky Public Radio

Researchers at the University of Kentucky and a Georgetown company have developed a quick-setting concrete that could help engineers and first responders stabilize structures in emergency situations. The product is called Tekcrete Fast.

“This is a material that’s sprayed on. It’s a dry mix, single bag. And it basically develops structural strength in a matter of minutes. In 15 minutes it will develop the same strength that Portland cement would take two weeks to develop,” says Tom Robl , associate director at UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research.

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