Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats: A New civil engineering material technology, Truro

20 January, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:00

Laying down some geosynthetic cementitious composite mats.
Laying down some geosynthetic cementitious composite mats.

About this event

Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCM's) are flexible, concrete impregnated fabrics that harden on hydration to form a thin, durable, water proof, fibre reinforced concrete layer. GCCM's allow concrete infrastructure to be installed 10 times faster than conventional concrete with less environmental impact. GCCMs have quickly gained market acceptance as an easier and more cost effective alternative to poured, precast or sprayed concrete solutions.

The technology was invented by UK based Concrete Canvas Ltd, who were incorporated in 2005, designing rapidly deployable inflatable but durable humanitarian shelters. However it was soon clear that there was a large market for the material technology itself and focus switched to the GCCM which is being sold around the world today.

Concrete Canvas® GCCM is essentially 'concrete on a roll' and is primarily used as an erosion control measure for rapidly lining drainage channels, providing slope protection and stabilisation and remediating existing concrete infrastructure. A new GCCM called CC HydroTM has been developed to provide maintenance free lining of earth or clay bunds and containment lagoons in and around refinery and terminal infrastructure whilst offering a permeability of 10-12m/s.

Event materials

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