Some of the most innovative ideas in the concrete industry are on the repair side of things. In Switzerland, one researcher has figured out a way to use ultra-high performance concrete to repair bridges, pavements, and other infrastructure. Eugen Brühwiler, head of the Swiss Laboratory of Maintenance, Construction, and Safety for Civil Structures, is using ultra-high performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) with steel fibers and no coarse aggregate. He claims that this material can be used to make long-lasting repairs instead of replacing valuable structures. “Here in Switzerland, we have understood that we can get a lot more out of what we already have,” he says.