New application of self-healing concrete is followed by many parties
Carrying out loading pit floors with self-healing concrete is new, also for Basilisk. In order to be able to determine the added value in practice, the project team (consisting of: Prologis, ABT, Hiber Betonvloeren, Albeton and Basilisk) has opted for half of the loading pit floor in this project with the Self-Healing Concrete of Basilisk, and the other half without. In this way, over time, the effect of Self-Healing can be compared 1-on-1.
Prologis (client) and ABT (engineering consultancy firm) have a long-term partnership, which has been going on for 8 years now, for testing innovations for concrete floors.
Niki Loonen of ABT about the test with self-healing concrete: “This is a ‘no regret’ solution. This innovative technology brings a longer lifespan of concrete within reach and has a lower risk than regular concrete. That is why we find it very valuable to deploy this application on a large scale in collaboration with Prologis. We are very curious about the long-term effects. In the short term, we expect to be able to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 5,000 kg with a loading pit floor of 1,000 m2 with this technology.”