The new $4,500 plastic board can be used to make a $7,000 concrete slab that can be reused for nearly any purpose.
In fact, the board can make the asphalt impenetrable to a depth of 4 feet.
The project is being funded by the federal government and is designed to reduce the amount of concrete needed to build a house in the city.
The concrete slab is being used to reinforce a wall at the new construction site.
The board can also be used for a new way of building houses, said Josh Schoenfeld, vice president of engineering at Kiewit Group, which developed the new concrete slab.
“The material is cheap, has a great mechanical properties, and you can do the same thing for a lot less cost,” he said.
“It can be placed right where you need it.
The idea is to use it for a way to reinforce concrete and it’s inexpensive, too.”
The project, dubbed Kiewits new concrete, will be the first concrete slab to be built in New York City since the city was declared a “rapid urbanization zone” in the mid-2000s.
The city’s rapid urbanization strategy, introduced in 2015, called for increasing the density of existing housing to 10 to 15 percent, and creating new homes with lower rents and better amenities.
The new concrete project is expected to generate about $1.2 million a year in construction-related costs for the city and city agencies.
The new concrete will be made from the same concrete used in the existing concrete slab at the site, but it will have a plastic coating instead of a metal one.
This new coating is more resistant to cracking and will help prevent the impregnating board from falling off, said Kiewith Group president Matt Kowall.
The process involves coating the concrete with the plastic-coated board and drilling holes into the concrete to make the board more permanent.
It’s similar to how concrete boards are poured into concrete slabs in the US, but the process can take up to a day, depending on the size of the concrete slab, Kowell said.
The board will then be laid in a vertical layer of asphalt over the concrete, and the asphalt will remain solid for years.
“The whole project is built on a premise that the concrete can be reclaimed,” said Schoenfeld, who is also president of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
“The concrete will go to the landfill.
It can be recycled.”
A concrete slab in New Orleans was built to withstand earthquakes. (Reuters)