• The Concrete Initiative - Economy

    Concrete and construction – an engine for growth. Construction drives economic growth, innovation and jobs. It is the largest single economic activity and the greatest industrial employer in Europe with some 20 million jobs.The concrete industry as a whole employs some 550 000 people in the EU and generates approximately €65 000 added value per employed capita per annum.

  • CEMENT'S ROLE IN A CARBON-NEUTRAL FUTURE

    The manufacture of cement, a constituent of concrete, is responsible for 5.6% of global carbon dioxide (CO 2) emissions. 30-40% of these emissions are from thermal fuels (predominantly coal) used to heat the cement kiln, while 60-70% of the emissions are "process emissions" from the breakdown of limestone in a calcination reaction.

  • Functions and requirements of ingredients of cement concrete

    Apr 25, 2012· Cement: Cement is binding material in the cement concrete. This concrete is used for different engineering works where strength and durability are of Prime importance. Functions of cement. It fills up voids existing in the fine aggregate and makes the concrete impermeable. It provides strength to concrete on setting and hardening.

  • GCCA Webinars : GCCA - Home : GCCA

    Achieving the UN SDGs – Concrete's Contribution. With 10 years to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the cement and concrete industry can play a vital role. Hear about the role of concrete, what the sector is doing to make a positive contribution and why it remains a key target for our planet. View here

  • Associations and their role in the cement and concrete ...

    Jun 05, 2019· The focus was not on serving purely the cement and concrete industry, but rather on playing a meaningful role in the country's overall infrastructure development. The challenge is to get the different industry bodies to focus beyond the narrow interest and to take a much broader view on what is required to survive in the current tough trading ...

  • The Cement Sustainability Initiative

    Cement companies take an active interest in sustainable development. One aspect is the recycling potential of concrete, the main downstream product for cement. This report is produced by the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) –18 leading cement companies working together toward greater sustainability, under the auspices of the

  • Environmental impact of concrete - Wikipedia

    The environmental impact of concrete, its manufacture and applications, are complex.Some effects are harmful; others welcome. Many depend on circumstances. A major component of concrete is cement, which has its own environmental and social impacts and contributes largely to those of concrete.. The cement industry is one of the main producers of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas.

  • Technology Must Play Vital Role as Cement and Concrete ...

    Aug 01, 2016· Solidia's patented processes start with a sustainable cement, cure concrete with CO 2 instead of water, reduce carbon emissions of cement and concrete up …

  • THE CONCRETE INITIATIVE

    of its essential role in creating a sustainable construction sector in Europe. The Concrete Initiative is a project led by CEMBUREAU (the European Cement Associa-tion), BIBM (the European Federation of Pre-cast Concrete) and ERMCO (the European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organisation). Why The Concrete Initiative?

  • European Ready Mixed Concrete Organisation - Cement ...

    Feb 03, 2021· Andrew Minson from the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) kicked off this week's Virtual Global Concrete Conference with an overview of concrete's role in the association's 2050 climate ambition. The association announced in September 2020 that it was starting work on this roadmap for publication in the second half of 2021, just in time for the 2021 United Nations Climate ...

  • Cement and Concrete Sustainability - The Portland Cement ...

    Portland-limestone cement (PLC) is relatively new to the US, but has been used internationally for many decades in all aspects of concrete construction. PLC is a blended cement that incorporates between 5% and 15% limestone as an ingredient, which lowers its environmental footprint by about 10%.

  • Definition of concrete, hydraulic cement, mortar, and grout

    The American Concrete Institute. Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete …

  • The Concrete Initiative - Publications

    Jul 11, 2016· On 19 November, The Concrete Initiative launched the results of a study by consulting group Le Bipe, focusing on the multiplier effect of the cement and concrete industry on Europe's economy. The study clearly concludes that this inportant industry contributes to local growth and jobs in a low carbon economy.

  • Making Concrete Change: Innovation in Low-carbon Cement ...

    Jun 13, 2018· The Cement Sustainability Initiative or the Global Cement and Concrete Association could convene a group of cement companies, construction companies and technology providers to take part in scenario analyses, to test the assumptions used in current modelling exercises and to map out a digital future for the sector. 5.

  • About Cement & Concrete : GCCA

    Concrete is crucial for the transition towards global sustainable development and more generally for the infrastructure to support clean energy development. Concrete also plays a significant role in the energy efficiency of buildings. But what about Cement? Cement and Concrete are intertwined in the minds of many people, but also in actual fact.

  • Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC)-old - America's Cement ...

    Roller-compacted concrete, or RCC, takes its name from the construction method used to build it. It's placed with conventional or high-density asphalt paving equipment,then compacted with rollers. Roller-compacted concrete has the same basic ingredient as conventional concrete: cement, water, and aggregates, such as gravel or crushed stone.

  • Concrete construction "offsets around one half" of ...

    Aug 24, 2021· The cement industry is the biggest single emitter of CO2. A landmark 2018 report by Chatham House found that it is responsible for around eight per cent of global emissions. But the role of cement ...

  • Home : GCCA

    Aug 23, 2021· Despite the global COVID-19 crisis, cement and concrete continue to play a vital role in keeping society moving. We look at how the industry is responding to …

  • Concrete vs Cement: Understanding the Fundamentals

    Jan 17, 2019· Understanding the fundamental differences of cement and concrete is important. Cement is an ingredient in concrete, and concrete is the finished product used in building foundations, driveways, roads, homes, and the infrastructure around you. Our article takes a close look at each, including history, composition, and production.

  • The Concrete Initiative - A New European Bauhaus - The ...

    Jun 29, 2021· The Concrete Initiative welcomes the New European Bauhaus Initiative as an opportunity to rethink the way we live and connect people through beautiful, green, innovative and inclusive design and wishes to engage with policy makers and the stakeholders in the construction value chain for a successful new edition within the framework of the Green Deal.

  • Concrete and Sustainability : GCCA

    Concrete is a unique material, which is why we take the challenge of sustainability seriously as a sector. Our GNR reports show that cement companies have already achieved a significant 18.3% reduction in CO 2 per tonne of cementitious product since 1990 (among other facts).; Harnessing and leveraging innovative technologies will be key to unlocking the sector's sustainable future.

  • The Concrete Initiative - the backbone of sustainable ...

    The Concrete Initiative is Official Partner of the New European Bauhaus ; EU Industrial Strategy: the construction value chain stands ready to define a pathway for transition to achieve EU goals ; Energy storage in buildings – the potential in the Energy Package; Concrete sector welcomes emphasised role of buildings in achieving EU energy ...

  • A New Look at How Concrete has Shaped Our World ...

    The Shaped by Concrete initiative will also make known the incredible efforts that are being made by cement manufacturers to aggressively lower the impacts of concrete use and cement manufacturing on climate change. Cement producers have achieved a 35% reduction in the amount of energy used to produce a metric ton of cement over the last 47 years.

  • Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women's Network ...

    Mar 08, 2019· The sector initiative, launched by GCCA Cement Director, Claude Lorea, aims to establish a network of women leaders and experts in the cement and concrete industry and its suppliers, in order to promote gender diversity. The network, which started informally at the beginning of the week, has already attracted more than 100 women to register.

  • Cement Sustainability Initiative – Concrete Products

    Jun 20, 2017· The Cement Sustainability Initiative has capped a two-year effort to formalize accounting of water consumption and recycling in cement, concrete and aggregate production. The new 34-page Guidance on Good Practices for Water Accounting builds on Protocol for Water Reporting for the Cement Industry (2014) and Water Key Performance Indicators (2015).

  • The Concrete Initiative - The Concrete Initiative

    Concrete is the most widely-used construction material in the world. It is part of our everyday lives. However, its ubiquitous nature often means it is taken for granted. The Concrete Initiative aims to increase awareness of its essential role in creating a sustainable construction sector in Europe.

  • The Concrete Initiative partners with New ... - Global Cement

    Jun 09, 2021· EU: The Concrete Initiative (TCI) has announced its official partnership with European Green Deal-driven sustainable construction initiative New European Bauhaus (NEB). The partnership's first undertaking will be to draft a concrete sector manifesto around the NEB objectives of beauty, sustainability and affordability.

  • Publications | CMI - Cement

    The role of cement in the 2050 low carbon economy - Cembureau File: cembureau-brochure.pdf (2,667 Mbytes) ... (503 Mbytes) The Backbone of Sustainable Construction - Concrete-Initiative File: The Backbone of Sustainable Construction - Concrete-Initiative.pdf (934 Mbytes) Cement Technology Roadmap 2009 File: Cement Technology Roadmap 2009.pdf ...

  • The Concrete Initiative - Economy

    Concrete and construction – an engine for growth. Construction drives economic growth, innovation and jobs. It is the largest single economic activity and the greatest industrial employer in Europe with some 20 million jobs.The concrete industry as a whole employs some 550 000 people in the EU and generates approximately €65 000 added value per employed capita per annum.

  • CEMENT'S ROLE IN A CARBON-NEUTRAL FUTURE

    The manufacture of cement, a constituent of concrete, is responsible for 5.6% of global carbon dioxide (CO 2) emissions. 30-40% of these emissions are from thermal fuels (predominantly coal) used to heat the cement kiln, while 60-70% of the emissions are "process emissions" from the breakdown of limestone in a calcination reaction.

  • Functions and requirements of ingredients of cement concrete

    Apr 25, 2012· Cement: Cement is binding material in the cement concrete. This concrete is used for different engineering works where strength and durability are of Prime importance. Functions of cement. It fills up voids existing in the fine aggregate and makes the concrete impermeable. It provides strength to concrete on setting and hardening.

  • GCCA Webinars : GCCA - Home : GCCA

    Achieving the UN SDGs – Concrete's Contribution. With 10 years to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the cement and concrete industry can play a vital role. Hear about the role of concrete, what the sector is doing to make a positive contribution and why it remains a key target for our planet. View here

  • Associations and their role in the cement and concrete ...

    Jun 05, 2019· The focus was not on serving purely the cement and concrete industry, but rather on playing a meaningful role in the country's overall infrastructure development. The challenge is to get the different industry bodies to focus beyond the narrow interest and to take a much broader view on what is required to survive in the current tough trading ...

  • The Cement Sustainability Initiative

    Cement companies take an active interest in sustainable development. One aspect is the recycling potential of concrete, the main downstream product for cement. This report is produced by the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) –18 leading cement companies working together toward greater sustainability, under the auspices of the

  • Environmental impact of concrete - Wikipedia

    The environmental impact of concrete, its manufacture and applications, are complex.Some effects are harmful; others welcome. Many depend on circumstances. A major component of concrete is cement, which has its own environmental and social impacts and contributes largely to those of concrete.. The cement industry is one of the main producers of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas.

  • Technology Must Play Vital Role as Cement and Concrete ...

    Aug 01, 2016· Solidia's patented processes start with a sustainable cement, cure concrete with CO 2 instead of water, reduce carbon emissions of cement and concrete up …

  • THE CONCRETE INITIATIVE

    of its essential role in creating a sustainable construction sector in Europe. The Concrete Initiative is a project led by CEMBUREAU (the European Cement Associa-tion), BIBM (the European Federation of Pre-cast Concrete) and ERMCO (the European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organisation). Why The Concrete Initiative?

  • European Ready Mixed Concrete Organisation - Cement ...

    Feb 03, 2021· Andrew Minson from the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) kicked off this week's Virtual Global Concrete Conference with an overview of concrete's role in the association's 2050 climate ambition. The association announced in September 2020 that it was starting work on this roadmap for publication in the second half of 2021, just in time for the 2021 United Nations Climate ...

  • Cement and Concrete Sustainability - The Portland Cement ...

    Portland-limestone cement (PLC) is relatively new to the US, but has been used internationally for many decades in all aspects of concrete construction. PLC is a blended cement that incorporates between 5% and 15% limestone as an ingredient, which lowers its environmental footprint by about 10%.

  • Definition of concrete, hydraulic cement, mortar, and grout

    The American Concrete Institute. Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete …

  • The Concrete Initiative - Publications

    Jul 11, 2016· On 19 November, The Concrete Initiative launched the results of a study by consulting group Le Bipe, focusing on the multiplier effect of the cement and concrete industry on Europe's economy. The study clearly concludes that this inportant industry contributes to local growth and jobs in a low carbon economy.

  • Making Concrete Change: Innovation in Low-carbon Cement ...

    Jun 13, 2018· The Cement Sustainability Initiative or the Global Cement and Concrete Association could convene a group of cement companies, construction companies and technology providers to take part in scenario analyses, to test the assumptions used in current modelling exercises and to map out a digital future for the sector. 5.

  • About Cement & Concrete : GCCA

    Concrete is crucial for the transition towards global sustainable development and more generally for the infrastructure to support clean energy development. Concrete also plays a significant role in the energy efficiency of buildings. But what about Cement? Cement and Concrete are intertwined in the minds of many people, but also in actual fact.

  • Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC)-old - America's Cement ...

    Roller-compacted concrete, or RCC, takes its name from the construction method used to build it. It's placed with conventional or high-density asphalt paving equipment,then compacted with rollers. Roller-compacted concrete has the same basic ingredient as conventional concrete: cement, water, and aggregates, such as gravel or crushed stone.

  • Concrete construction "offsets around one half" of ...

    Aug 24, 2021· The cement industry is the biggest single emitter of CO2. A landmark 2018 report by Chatham House found that it is responsible for around eight per cent of global emissions. But the role of cement ...

  • Home : GCCA

    Aug 23, 2021· Despite the global COVID-19 crisis, cement and concrete continue to play a vital role in keeping society moving. We look at how the industry is responding to …

  • Concrete vs Cement: Understanding the Fundamentals

    Jan 17, 2019· Understanding the fundamental differences of cement and concrete is important. Cement is an ingredient in concrete, and concrete is the finished product used in building foundations, driveways, roads, homes, and the infrastructure around you. Our article takes a close look at each, including history, composition, and production.

  • The Concrete Initiative - A New European Bauhaus - The ...

    Jun 29, 2021· The Concrete Initiative welcomes the New European Bauhaus Initiative as an opportunity to rethink the way we live and connect people through beautiful, green, innovative and inclusive design and wishes to engage with policy makers and the stakeholders in the construction value chain for a successful new edition within the framework of the Green Deal.

  • Concrete and Sustainability : GCCA

    Concrete is a unique material, which is why we take the challenge of sustainability seriously as a sector. Our GNR reports show that cement companies have already achieved a significant 18.3% reduction in CO 2 per tonne of cementitious product since 1990 (among other facts).; Harnessing and leveraging innovative technologies will be key to unlocking the sector's sustainable future.

  • The Concrete Initiative - the backbone of sustainable ...

    The Concrete Initiative is Official Partner of the New European Bauhaus ; EU Industrial Strategy: the construction value chain stands ready to define a pathway for transition to achieve EU goals ; Energy storage in buildings – the potential in the Energy Package; Concrete sector welcomes emphasised role of buildings in achieving EU energy ...

  • A New Look at How Concrete has Shaped Our World ...

    The Shaped by Concrete initiative will also make known the incredible efforts that are being made by cement manufacturers to aggressively lower the impacts of concrete use and cement manufacturing on climate change. Cement producers have achieved a 35% reduction in the amount of energy used to produce a metric ton of cement over the last 47 years.

  • Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women's Network ...

    Mar 08, 2019· The sector initiative, launched by GCCA Cement Director, Claude Lorea, aims to establish a network of women leaders and experts in the cement and concrete industry and its suppliers, in order to promote gender diversity. The network, which started informally at the beginning of the week, has already attracted more than 100 women to register.

  • Cement Sustainability Initiative – Concrete Products

    Jun 20, 2017· The Cement Sustainability Initiative has capped a two-year effort to formalize accounting of water consumption and recycling in cement, concrete and aggregate production. The new 34-page Guidance on Good Practices for Water Accounting builds on Protocol for Water Reporting for the Cement Industry (2014) and Water Key Performance Indicators (2015).

  • The Concrete Initiative - The Concrete Initiative

    Concrete is the most widely-used construction material in the world. It is part of our everyday lives. However, its ubiquitous nature often means it is taken for granted. The Concrete Initiative aims to increase awareness of its essential role in creating a sustainable construction sector in Europe.

  • The Concrete Initiative partners with New ... - Global Cement

    Jun 09, 2021· EU: The Concrete Initiative (TCI) has announced its official partnership with European Green Deal-driven sustainable construction initiative New European Bauhaus (NEB). The partnership's first undertaking will be to draft a concrete sector manifesto around the NEB objectives of beauty, sustainability and affordability.

  • Publications | CMI - Cement

    The role of cement in the 2050 low carbon economy - Cembureau File: cembureau-brochure.pdf (2,667 Mbytes) ... (503 Mbytes) The Backbone of Sustainable Construction - Concrete-Initiative File: The Backbone of Sustainable Construction - Concrete-Initiative.pdf (934 Mbytes) Cement Technology Roadmap 2009 File: Cement Technology Roadmap 2009.pdf ...