CEMEX Supplies Special Concrete Capable of Withstanding Traffic from 400 Trailers Daily - CEMEX Supplies Special Concrete Capable of Withstanding Traffic from 400 Trailers Daily
July 12, 2017
CEMEX expects to supply 21,500 cubic meters of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) to pave all of the roads for the new terminal of ALA Transportes, a division of Grupo Transportes de Monterrey (GTM)—the largest trucking company in Mexico.
Comprising 15 hectares in Nuevo Laredo, in northern Mexico, the project required a solution capable of easing the daily traffic of 400 trailers (of 14,000 tons), and that also offered long-term savings during the lifespan of the pavement.
CEMEX’s RCC solution was utilized to best meet the challenge. This CEMEX product enables the paving of roads subject to heavy traffic such as industrial parks, working yards, and slow traffic lanes.
The project included the use of hydraulic concrete exclusively for the main road inside the terminal. However, to maximize the benefit of the product’s features, RCC was placed in all of the roads, providing a longer lifespan, faster opening of the road to vehicles, and reduced maintenance costs.
For the first stage of this project, CEMEX delivered a comprehensive turnkey offering of 65,000 square meters of RCC placed through a high-intensity paver, together with 50,000 tons of aggregates for the coating of the hydraulic base. The second phase of this project is planned to be developed over the coming months, and CEMEX expects to supply approximately 40,000 additional square meters of RCC and 30,000 tons of aggregates.
Additionally, ALA Transportes announced the construction of a work yard for the new terminal in Queretaro, Mexico, which will comprise 15 hectares of land.
Through innovative construction systems such as RCC, coupled with its capability to develop turnkey projects that comprise from planning to design and construction, CEMEX offers solutions that facilitate operations and optimize time and resources for companies in the industrial sector.
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.