Pavements designed and constructed with the TCP technology are thinner compared to traditional designs, for similar loads and traffic.

Besides the lower initial cost, these pavements have the typical performance of traditional concrete pavements and thanks to the development, some aspects have been improved.

TCP technology allows increasing the total area built in more than 20% compared to traditional design.

The main benefits over traditional concrete pavements are:

  • The thickness of the slabs is 4 to 10 cm thinner compared to an AASHTO design
  • 30% less concrete used (lower cement consumption)
  • Lower CO2 foot print
  • No steel used as it does not require tie bars nor dowel bars
  • Doesn’t require joint sealing (with thin cut and appropriate base)
  • Doesn’t require tie bars or dowel bars on all joints