Cemex SAB de CV ADR (NYSE:CX) recently completed the largest Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) project for the first time using powerfloating technology in the United Kingdom. Powerfloating is a remarkable evolution in the pavement process of RCC, an engineering achievement. It lays the concrete fast and offers appearance and durability similar to a conventional concrete surface.
As per the report, the company supplied more than 40,000 tons of RCC for completing the requirement for the implementation of the technology for this project. The project involves the construction of a storage area located in East England.
Building storage with powerfloating technology is a great achievement, says CEMEX UK director
According to the Director Asphalt and Paving Solutions, CEMEX UK, Gary Gregory, “This project was a great achievement. It was not only the largest area that we have laid in the UK with RCC, but also an opportunity for us to use powerfloating technology for the first time. Powerfloating provides our customer with a pavement solution that combines the strength and durability of concrete with the ease of asphalt construction.”
He further added that RCC helps to significantly save around 30% cost over the traditionally used pavements. With the help of powerfloating technique, RCC can offer a harder wearing surface that looks more pleasing aesthetically. CEMEX produces the powerfloated extremely hard-wearing surface of RCC by spraying it with a designed admixture on the RCC before using powerfloating technique and curing.
The procedure creates a more even, closed surface which looks much more pleasing than the conventionally prepared textured looks created by natural RCC. The process creates a smooth paste of cement. It offers increased resistance to abrasion thereby making its overall appearance increasingly attractive especially in the high-stress areas.
Cemex absolute returns fail to impress analysts
As per reports, CEMEX shares did well during this summer. However, the sluggish volumes in both Latin America and Mexico continue to be the cause of worry for the operating leverage. The company using powerfloating technology for the first time in the UK is now planning to target a new round of debt repayment, asset sales, and reductions in cost. CEMEX is also planning a dividend for its shareholders next year.