The Scale House at the Hawaiian Cement Halawa Quarry in Honolulu, HI was finished in February 2000 using macro synthetic FORTA-FERRO fibers. In this early FORTA project, they chose to use fibers for the first time to monitor the ability of FORTA-FERRO fibers to hold up to daily repeated loads and abrasion resistance.
Years later the condition of this project has exceeded expectations. As of September 2010, approximately 6.27 million tons of aggregate has gone over the scale since the scale house was constructed. FORTA-FERRO fibers saved the quarry a lot of time and money over the years because work was not delayed to replace the slab-on-ground. In addition, the fact that this construction lasted 18 years with only minor cracks, despite the high volume traffic, shows how well the fiber is holding up even without steel!
- Reduced Cracking
- Save Time
- Cost Savings