Over the past 100 years, concrete has revolutionised the global built environment. All over the world, concrete structures are key to providing housing for an ever-increasing population, enabling transport on land, at sea and in the air, supporting energy generation as well as industry and providing protection.
Offshore wind will play a key role in Europe’s new power mix. Concrete foundations help anchor increasingly large wind turbines to the seabed.
Concrete offers a durable and sustainable alternative to traditionally manufactured bricks, preserving the topsoil and limiting local air pollution.
Every year, China starts building about 15 million new homes, more than five times the amount in America and Europe combined.REFERENCE
The iconic Sydney Opera House is an excellent example of what can be achieved with concrete in terms of design and engineering.
Initiatives help residents in informal settlements across South Africa by providing, durable, safe, low-cost housing.REFERENCE
By shortening shipping routes, the canal has avoided an incredible 650 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.REFERENCE
The Hoover Dam built in 1935 still protects downstream communities, produces green energy and provides water storage and irrigation.
2020 volume of concrete globally
The percentage of total concrete production for residential market
2020 cement production globally
The global cement and concrete products market value in 2020
Estimated world’s population by 2050
Percentage of population living in cities