U.S. Concrete Precast Group declared that it has completed the manufacture of 130 pre-stressed and green concrete U-beams required for the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport located Sky Train Project.
The company has procured the project along with Hensel Phelps Construction Company in 2009.
U.S. Concrete Precast Group has commenced the construction of the U-beams at its production facility in Phoenix, Arizona in February 2010. The phase one of the project utilized a total of 130 pre-stressed U-beams each ranging from 58 feet to 100 feet in length. Each beam that weighs up to 72 tons utilized 47 pre-stressed strands. For the completion of the first phase of the project more than 3,723 cubic yards of green concrete was utilized by the company. For the making of the U-beams, the company utilized eco-friendly concrete mix designs utilizing EF Technology thus reducing the carbon discharges by 30% less than the conventional concrete mix designs. The exclusive patented technology utilized in the project while improving the performance of the concrete utilized, also reduces the environmental impact and allows earning of the required credits needed for LEED certification. The U-beams supplied by the company will form an integral part of the phase one of the project. The beams are planned for the installation of an elevated people mover facility at the airport, which is anticipated to get finished in 2013.
The Sky Train project is aimed at reducing the number of vehicles utilized every day at the airport. The project when completed will lessen nearly 20% or 20,000 vehicles that ply inside the airport and significantly reduce the vehicle congestion and pollution inside the airport.