Concrete is so widely used these days it has become integral to our construction methods because it is the only building material that cost-effectively delivers:
It is quite simply the most versatile building material on earth. Here are more details:
LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT
Concrete’s energy efficiency, durability, and recycling capabilities combined with low carbon Portland limestone cement contributes to making it the lowest carbon building material over the lifecycle of a structure or pavement.
STRONG, DURABLE AND LOW MAINTENANCE
Concrete can last decades longer than alternative building materials and gets stronger over time. Thus, reducing the total cost of ownership as well as the environmental impact associated with more frequent rehabilitation or reconstruction.
Concrete does not burn, rust, or erode. It is resistant to fire, wind, water, vibrations, and earthquakes, making it safer and reduces costs. Even after severe weather conditions, concrete structures have proven to be extremely resilient.
A totally inert substance when cured, concrete is literally emission-free and will not emit any gas, toxic compounds, or volatile organic compounds.
While functional and strong when cured, concrete’s flexibility when freshly mixed lets designers adapt it to whatever form, shape, surface, and texture they can imagine.
CAN BE ADAPTED FOR BUILDING REUSE
Because of concrete’s strength, sound attenuation, and fire resistance, concrete buildings can easily be converted to other occupancy types during their service life. Reusing buildings in this way can help limit urban sprawl and further contributes to the conservation of our resources and preservation of the environment.
Thanks to their durability, resilience, low maintenance requirements and energy efficiency, concrete structures reduce operating costs related to operational energy consumption, maintenance, and rebuilding following disasters. Insurance costs for concrete buildings during the construction and operating phases have also been shown to be significantly lower than for buildings constructed with combustible, moisture-sensitive materials.
Concrete pavement is also a cost-effective solution, requiring only a third of the maintenance compared to asphalt road requires.
Concrete can be recycled as aggregate — for use as sub-base material in roadbeds and parking lots, for gabion walls, as riprap to protect shorelines or in other applications — or as granular material, thereby reducing the amount of material that is landfilled and the need for new materials in new construction.
Concrete is typically manufactured in most countries locally, using local resources. This greatly minimizes transport and other pollution and makes a significant contribution to the local economy.
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