Award Winning, Economical, Green, Industrial Strength, Construction Technology
Mechanical Concrete® is a geo-synthetic aggregate confinement technology. It was selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE, as the 2016 Most Feasible Green Engineering idea in its Infrastructure Grand Challenge Innovation Contest. It confines all types of aggregate materials in a free standing, self-supporting geo-cylinder, similar to a single geocell. Mechanical Concrete® geo-cylinders offer a quantum leap in strength, scalability and economy for crushed stone and aggregate materials confinement systems. Its geo-cylinder is manufactured by removing both sidewalls from a waste auto tire. The tire-derived-geo-cylinder is low cost and high-strength, an unbeatable combination. Reusing one of society’s most important, high-quality industrial products makes it green to the core. Mechanical Concrete® confinement technology is a strong, economical, tested and proven product for construction and maintenance of:
- road and highway bases and shoulders
- retaining wall facing
- bridge abutments
- slope and channel erosion protection
- many other engineered construction applications
The Derived Cylinders — A Breakthrough in Aggregate Confinement Technology
With over 10 years of research, development and applications; award winning Mechanical Concrete® is a major breakthrough in aggregate confinement technology. It steps beyond other tire and cellular confinement systems to create a simpler, stronger, more economical system for confining and strengthening granular soils, crushed stone and other new and recycled aggregate materials. It’s straight forward and easy to understand. But it took a flash of insight, discovery and American ingenuity to see what a simple tire-derived-geo-cylinder could do. The result is Mechanical Concrete®, a U.S. and Canadian patent-protected, geo-cylinder confinement system. It has more uses and better performance qualities than other confinement techniques, and it offers greater strength and durability and less cost, plus construction simplicity. The Mechanical Concrete® bottom line is a quantum leap forward in strength, scalability, and economy for confinement technology. It reuses a major societal waste product—the used auto tire—so Mechanical Concrete® is bright green and economic. Now, that’s real 21st century sustainability.
Sam is a civil engineer and inventor of Mechanical Concrete® who takes questions from people in the construction world including owners, engineers and architects, and everyone on the contractor’s team. Ask Sam any questions you may have!
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