Chennai: Leading building materials company, Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd. has announced that it has becomes the first in the country to pioneer Structural XLite concrete.
A release said the firm released a research paper titled ‘Study on structural grade lightweight concrete and composite concrete structure design’ at University of Dundee in UK. The paper was presented at Euro Coal Ash 2019 by Nuvoco’s R&D team, it added.
The research aimed to study the significance of Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) proportioning and study the plastic and hardened properties. It also studied durability, load reduction and other value engineering benefits of lightweight concrete compared to M25 grade normal concrete, it said.
VP, Construction Development and Innovation Centre (CDIC), Pranav Desai, said, ‘The study conducted by Nuvoco has the potential to play an important role in shaping the future of construction in India. Our commitment to innovation and research will always be at the core of all our product offerings. A product like Structural XLite will address the challenge of dead load and bring in other value engineering benefits of using lightweight concrete as replacement to normal concrete on high floor structures.’