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Mudcrete is a structural material (employed, for example, as a basecourse in road construction) made by mixing mud (usually marine mud) with sand and concrete/cement. It is used as a cheaper and more sustainable alternative to rock fill.[1] It is also used in such projects as land reclamation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Upper Harbour Bridge Duplication & Causeway Widening - Innovate NZ, Brochure of the '2007 ACENZ Awards of Excellence', Page 19
  2. ^ New Zealand's biggest port project ramps up (Ports of Auckland website, Wednesday 3 November 2004. Retrieved 2007-09-26.)

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New Zealand Herald
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:27:13 -0800

However much you flossy it up with talk of extra open space and cruise ships loaded with big-spending oldies waiting to be relieved of their cash, the downside is 20ha of mudcrete extending out into the harbour. Last year the politicians voted to make ...

Port Strategy

Port Strategy
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:36:50 -0700

The dredged materials are mixed with cement to make mudcrete for the reclamation. Auckland's experience with its channel deepening and container terminal expansion was significant in giving consenting authorities, such as the Auckland Regional Council, ...
 
New Zealand Herald
Fri, 09 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0700

An example was No. 10 (www.queenswharf.org.nz/designs/completelist.asp) which focused on the surrounding seabed's pollution by decades of run-off including heavy metals. It proposed dredging the contaminated mud and using the "mudcrete" to form two ...
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