Urban Planning for a Resilient and Efficient Future
Resilient and Efficient Building Solutions
The increasing urbanization raises the challenge of ensuring cities grow in a manner that is inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
CEMEX is uniquely positioned to address many of the challenges cities are facing. By delivering sustainable construction materials and expertise, building resilient infrastructure and providing affordable and efficient buildings, we are leading the way in offering solutions that promote economic growth, preserve the environment and improve the quality of urban life.
For more details on CEMEX’s position about Sustainable Construction click here.
Providing enhanced value to our customers and end users through sustainable products is one of CEMEX´s main strategies for growth ensuring that top-end concrete technology is adequately developed and delivered to fulfill their challenges.
CEMEX does more than manufacture concrete, we develop innovative solutions that advance the sustainability of structures made of this material. By leveraging years of experience, a worldwide pool of knowledge and state-of-the-art expertise on the constituents of concrete (cement, aggregates and admixtures) we can offer a customer centric approach for product development: “Concrete by Design™”.
This enables customers to design and construct sustainable buildings that take advantage of the benefits of concrete in a wide range of applications.
We are working to ensure a pipeline of Green Building certified projects that represent more than 5 million m2. Almost 48% of our annual ready-mix sales derived from products with outstanding sustainable attributes.
BALANCING PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
Experts from our R&D Center in Switzerland in collaboration with our Cement and Ready-Mix Technology Center in Mexico design products that fulfill the construction industry´s increasingly demanding performance requirements. Thanks to the use of CEMEX admixtures, which enhance the performance of our products in a unique way, the company offers a special concrete portfolio, lead by our Global Brands:
Insularis – Structural light weight and ultra light weight thermal insulating concrete.
Promptis – Rapid hardening concrete solution that can help save time during construction.
Evolution – Ultra performance self compacting concrete.
Hidratium – Self curing, crack resistant concrete technology.
Supaflo C – Cement-based, selfleveling screed that is easy to pump can be used in areas subject to wet conditions.
Pervia – Permeable concrete that can be used in large areas of surfacing and minimizes water runoff.
Ready Wallform – Energy efficient insulated concrete system that is quick to construct.
GREEN BUILDING SERVICES
CEMEX partners with national and international experts to complement our skills and provide a complete array of specialized services in sustainable construction. Working collaboratively, we integrate all members of the construction value chain to optimize results and maximize profits.
Ecoperating™ Seal Continues to Expand
The ecoperating™ seal was launched in 2012 as a global identifier for our most sustainable products, services and solutions. With the expansion of the scope of the seal to buildings, it has entered into a new phase that allows us to recognize the efforts of our clients to go beyond business-as-usual and deliver truly sustainable projects.
Both the ecoperating™ Building Certification and Product Seal have been rolled out in nine countries on four continents: Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Croatia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines.
As urban populations grow and Climate Change causes more extreme weather, the need for resilient infrastructure is growing exponentially.
Concrete is the second most used resource by humans after water, forming the basis for much of society’s infrastructure.
CEMEX focuses on balancing this increasing demand for resilient infrastructure that serves societies’ needs with products, construction practices and maintenance that have minimal impact on the environment. In 2019, our company provided more than 1,100 thousand m3 of concrete for the installation of concrete pavement, supporting the construction of more than 240 infrastructure projects throughout our operations.
Please visit CEMEX’s position on infrastructure and Regulation here.
Concrete is an essential component to the development of resilient infrastructure. CEMEX is a leader in building large infrastructure projects and solutions such as highways, airports, roads and bus lanes, among others. We address the challenge of creating a sustainable urban environment by striving to understand the environmental and social benefits and impacts of concrete and its varied applications.
Key sustainable attributes of concrete include:
• Strength and durability
• Low maintenance
• Low heat conductivity
• Local production and use
• Less solar heat absorption
• Water management
We have a portfolio of competitive technologies to pave the world with concrete
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More than ever before, city planners will have to find ways to house rapidly escalating urban populations while maintaining a focus on affordability.
Through numerous initiatives, we support the social and economic development of communities at the base of the socioeconomic pyramid. With unmatched expertise in tailor-made systems that are easily adapted and lead to efficient construction of homes, we are delivering housing for all socioeconomic markets in different countries.
In 2019, CEMEX contributed to the construction approximately 500 affordable and/or efficient units, representing approximately 50,000 m2.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT WALL SOLUTIONS
Central to this effort are first-in-class wall systems – cast-in-place, wired EPS panels, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) and precast systems – that provide multiple benefits that improve the sustainability, speed and economics of housing construction.
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