Concrete Construction

CONCRETE IS THE BACKBONE OF SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION – The Concrete Initiative

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Concrete should rightly be regarded as an engineered construction material that has a major role to play in providing the sustainable built environment demanded for future generations.

Its unique combination of strength and durability, thermal mass and flexibility of design enable it to make a valuable contribution at each stage of the life cycle of a project. Locally and responsibly sourced, it is fully reusable or recyclable and uses recycled and by-product materials – an ideal material for the resource efficient, circular economy that is the aim of Europe today.

Use of concrete:

  • Provides building solutions for sustainable development and sustainable construction
  • Provides an excellent solution in terms of reducing energy consumption due to benefits of its thermal mass
  • Offers good value for money, structures are low maintenance and have a long service life
  • Provides safe, secure and high-quality buildings and infrastructure.
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The concrete industry:

Is a truly local business: its constituents are locally available in abundance across Europe.

Integrates sustainable production processes, including a low impact on the use of natural resources.