Not only did the concrete equivalent
compete on initial cost, there was significant potential at life cycle cost analysis savings and reduction in the amount of time the road had to be closed due to the frequent repairs needed for asphalt over a 20-year period.
If the Vatican City was bulldozed to make way for a purpose-built concrete equivalent
, with better public facilities of course, would there still be a unique spiritual feel to the place?
Instead, Cheng created NeoMix, which could be described as the concrete equivalent
of cake mix.
7 million tonnes of stone were needed to construct Hadrian's Wall; a modern day concrete equivalent
would cost pounds 80m to build.
Some imported stone paving products are also included in the Green Guide, generally with much poorer environmental ratings than their precast concrete equivalents
and half with the worst 'E' rating