UHPC Impact in Colombian Infrastructure Applications, Under a Point of View of Cost and LCA

  • Andrés Mauricio Núñez López (Cementos Argos S.A.)
  • Armando Arias Gómez (Cementos Argos S.A.)
  • Edgar Orlando Peñaloza Jaimes (Cementos Argos S.A.)
  • Mauricio Restrepo Cardona (Cementos Argos S.A.)


Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) represents a competitive construction material due to its benefits in terms of strength, workability, and durability. For these reasons, this material has gained popularity in the infrastructure sector demonstrating its advantages in reducing project cost and time and improving aesthetics. However, nowadays it is no longer sufficient to decide the best alternative for a project considering only the triple constraint cost, time, and quality. It is also fundamental to evaluate the environmental impacts and lifetime performance of the construction options. In this article, some of the projects built in Colombia with UHPC since 2019 are discussed (including facades and the bridge approach in UHPC vs the bridge approach in steel), where it has been shown that Life Cycle Assessment is considered as a key factor for the formulation of the projects and additional benefits have been delivered to the clients.

Keywords: UHPC infrastructure, UHPC applications, durability, maintenance, UHPC life cycle assement, cost impact

How to Cite:

Núñez López, A. & Arias Gómez, A. & Peñaloza Jaimes, E. & Restrepo Cardona, M., (2023) “UHPC Impact in Colombian Infrastructure Applications, Under a Point of View of Cost and LCA”, International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete 3(1): 11. doi:

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Published on
04 Jun 2023
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