Contribute to more durable cities

 

Cities face the major challenges of resisting the passage of time, withstanding natural disasters and reducing their environmental footprints. Our solutions and building systems make it possible to construct buildings and infrastructures that are more solid and more environmentally-responsible.

 

Our contribution

Sustainable cities are not only cities with parks and gardens and which protect the environment. They are also durable cities that are can resist both the passage of time and stand up to natural disasters.

 

That's why we offer solutions to construct buildings and infrastructures which last and protect their inhabitants. Concrete is our best asset: strong, natural and maintenance-free, it endures through the years.

And in the event of earthquakes, cyclones or seawater corrosion, we can further increase its strength and resistance with our special enhanced performance products.

 

We are also developing innovative building solutions and systems that help conserve water and energy resources and reduce carbon emissions:

  • We have improved the natural thermal qualities of concrete with the ultra-high performance concrete-based thermal breaker (Ductal®) and the Thermedia® range, which provides six times more insulation than a traditional concrete.
  • We also offer Hydromedia™ pervious concrete, which absorbs stormwater and helps natural runoff soak into the ground. It reduces the risk of flooding for pedestrians and drivers.

 

And soon motorists will be able to drive through tunnels without worrying about concentrations of nitrogen dioxide emissions thanks to our promising prototype for anti-pollution concrete!

 

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