The HIP beam is an I-profile beam that has been especially developed by Haitsma Beton for the civil-engineering market. Thanks to these beams, clients are able to build slim concrete precast bridges and viaducts more quickly and easily.
The beams, developed in-house by Haitsma Beton, have a number of advantages. Both crosswise restressing and wet connections can be applied. In addition, the larger HIP beams are even more light-weight than duct beams. This means a lighter, slimmer, and thereby more economical substructure can be used. Moreover, HIP beams are relatively simply and speedily produced. In short, HIP beams provide a more economical alternative to the regular duct beams.
Specifications HIP beam
|Span||between 35 and 45 metres|
|Standard width||1480 mm|
|Working width||1500 mm|
|Arch bridge possible||no|
|Compression layer required||no|
|Fanning decks possible||yes|
|Support materials||support blocks|