Road Paving Solution - CEMEX UAE ReadyMix
What is Paverex RCC?
- Paverex Roller Compacted Concrete is a zero-slump concrete with compressive strength greater than 40N/mm2
- Placed with asphalt pavers to form a non reinforced, concrete pavement.
- Successfully and economically combines strength and durability with ease of construction.
- Very innovative solution.
- Short construction time.
- Surface finish not as smooth as conventional concrete.
- Road Highways
- Local Streets
- Parking Lots
- Industrial Floors
- Airport Runways and Apron
- Rural Roads
- Base for Roads
RCC Construction Process
Less Fuel Consumption
Less Fuel ConsumptionX
Reducing CO2 Footprint
Reducing CO2 FootprintX
RCC paving reduces footprint because of its technology that brings better quality and more durability to the final product.
The usage of eco-friendly raw materials also contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions.
Less Energy Consumption
Less Energy ConsumptionX
Concrete paving improves night time visibility and because of its reflective nature, a specified luminance level can be achieved with fewer lighting fixtures and standards. Ultimately, translating to lower costs and lower energy consumption over time.
Source: Green Highways: Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Concrete Pavements, American Concrete Pavement Association
Cities are warmer than their surroundings, which in summer leads to discomfort, medical conditions, and higher air conditioning use.
Light-colored surfaces such as concrete reduce this so-called Urban Heat Island Effect.
Local Raw Materials
Local Raw MaterialsX
Better Night Visibility
Better Night VisibilityX
Possibility to use contrasted pigmentation in concrete mix (lane – shoulders)
Increased viewing distance
Lower risk of damage to pedestrians – better and earlier detection by driver
Shorter Braking Distance
Shorter Braking DistanceX
As concrete surfaces are very stable the advantage versus asphalt increases over time.
In addition, as concrete pavements do not rut, the risk of hydroplaning is effectively eliminated.
It improves traction reducing the braking distance and gives non-skid surface.
RCC creates cooler environments that translates to cooler tire temperatures. This effect reduces the tire blowout and the accidents derived from them.
Healthier Working Conditions
Healthier Working ConditionsX
Less Traffic Disruptions
Less Traffic DisruptionsX
Reduced frequency and time spent on maintenance activities leading to
Better road surface quality of RCC roads means constant driving speeds are maintained throughout the network.
Lower Life Cycle Cost
Lower Life Cycle CostX
Including the full life cycle of the project, concrete has significant lower total cost versus asphalt despite its slightly higher initial cost.
*New construction 6” RCC/8” STAB. SG VS 2” HMAC/10GRAN. BASE/8” STAB. SG.
RCC paving has a longer useful life while asphalt needs its first rehabilitation within 10-15 years. RCC will usually last 25-30 years without major rehabilitation.
The superior durability of concrete over asphalt ensures low and predictable maintenance costs.
On the rigid surface of a concrete pavement the wheels do not sink in as much as they do on flexible, i.e. asphalt pavements.
This effect, called deflection, is invisible to the naked eye, but has a noticeable impact on fuel efficiency.
Supporting Local Industry
Supporting Local IndustryX
Supporting the local industry will lessen the need to import bitumen as it represent 30% of the raw material of asphalt.
RCC generates increased demand for jobs and promotes the economic health of the country.
Lighting Requirement Reduction