A Smart city is more than just high-rise buildings and swanky roads; it is also equipped with modern, futuristic, and smart infrastructure. City planners the world-over are in constant search of solutions for long-standing civic problems. Today, we need to build superfast roads, bridges, flyovers, underpasses, structures for underground/over-ground metro and other modes of transportation, water & drainage systems, housing, commercial hubs, institutional buildings, leisure & recreational spaces, constant power supply, and data cable laying, waterfronts (lakes, rivers, beaches), landscaping, green spaces, waste collection & disposal systems etc. And in constructing all these, Concrete plays a major role.
Apollo Hawkeye Pedershaab Concrete Technologies (AHCT) is a new-age technology company providing futuristic solutions for modern urban infrastructure development. It offers various machines, moulds, and accessories to produce Precast Box culverts, U Drains, Concrete Pipes & Manholes through its pioneering Vibrated Casting Technology.
Most importantly, these precast concrete units (Box culverts, U Drains, Concrete Pipes & Manholes) are factory produced on vibration and pressure sophisticated machines. They can be manufactured in a wide range of standard sizes and depths, and are simple to assemble by relatively unskilled labour on site. Units can be constructed as watertight structures. The dry cast process uses low water/cement-ratio concrete with minimal waste and no water discharge in the manufacturing process, providing a clean environmental manufacturing footprint.
They are durable due to their inherent strength and of high quality since they are produced in factory-controlled environment. Batch mixed dry mix concrete is being used to produce precast components, which can be manufactured with or without reinforcement. Speed of manufacturing such units over the conventional method is increased by 20 to 30 times. Due to this technology many units can be made from one mould each day, which allows producers to make units in sufficient quantities to meet the needs of most projects, thereby enabling contractors to increase productivity by laying more units/day.