The cement and concrete industry’s product is ultimately the built environment.
- The cement and concrete industry’s product is ultimately the built environment. No matter the type of infrastructure, concrete construction provides a sustainable and resilient built environment.
- Concrete is used to create some of the most energy-efficient, long-lasting and climate-adapted infrastructure. Concrete’s thermal mass, reflectivity, strength, durability and resiliency make it part of the solution to address climate change and global warming.
- Every structure is designed on basic principles like strength, stiffness, stability, durability, and long-term performance. Despite advances in buildings codes and design, there is still an inherent amount of overdesign in materials and structures.
Reducing Emissions at the Construction Site Focuses on Design and Recycling
The Roadmap envisions that optimization in the design and construction phase can achieve construction efficiencies of 10% by 2030, 20% by 2040, and 30% by 2050.Learn More
Optimizing Recycling and Reuse
Optimized construction also means zero waste on the job site and zero returned concrete. Today, more than 5% of concrete is returned from construction sites. Through more precise design and limiting excess materials at the job site, targets for returned concrete are 4.25% by 2030, 3.25% by 2040, and 2.5% by 2050.Learn More