Holcim eyes roll out of one-day road repair concrete in Davao, Baguio


Leading cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc. is planning to make available its one-day concrete SuperFast(SF)Crete outside the National Capita Region to support contractors looking to participate in government road repair projects in other urban areas and help lessen disruption to commuters .

The company recently held a webinar to promote SFCrete among road contractors in Metro Manila, who expressed strong interest in using the building solution in their projects. The company also plans to offer SFCrete to contractor partners in Davao and Baguio, who are interested in lessening closure time of thoroughfares due to repairs. Since its launch in 2016, SFCrete has been used to repair close to 15 kilometers of roads all over Metro Manila.

Holcim Philippines Senior Vice President for Marketing and Innovation noted that SFCrete is only one of the two one-day concrete solutions accredited by Department of Public Works and Highways. He added that SFCrete can help the government reduce disruption from the rehabilitation of main roads in urban areas. With SFCrete, roads can be reopened in 24 hours after repairs compared with regular concrete, which needs three to 14 days for curing.

“SFCrete is part of the company’s thrust to provide building solutions to support local partners engaged in the country’s infrastructure upgrades including road rehabilitation. We are committed to further introducing these construction solutions to help the country build better,” he added.

Maganti said that aside from the proven performance of SFCrete in fast curing time and concrete strength, contractors are provided superior technical support in optimizing the design of concrete. Furthermore, SFCrete is also useful today in keeping workers safe as its superior workability enables contractors to deploy less people and follow social distancing guidelines in projects. Partners may also avail of Holcim’s trainings on cement and concrete technology, SFCrete application, road construction and road safety to help them build better.