Concrete and Carbon

 

Concrete is part of the solution towards creating a net zero carbon society. Learn more about the significant progress the industry is making to lower concrete’s carbon footprint through innovation and the outstanding sustainable buildings being constructed with the material.

 

Published: 2020

 

   

Capturing CO2

 

Carbonation is the process by which concrete absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The natural process of concrete absorbing carbon is essentially a reversal of the process that occurs when making cement. Carbonation is a slow and continuous process that progresses from the outer surface moving inwards.

 

Published: 2020

 

   

Reducing Energy in Clinker Production

 

The UK concrete industry has reduced the carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of concrete by 30%. Decarbonising cement and concrete has been a focus for over 30 years, with the UK cement sector reporting on its efforts since the Kyoto protocol in 1990.

 

Published: 2020

 

   

Properties: Thermal Insulation & Ultra-High Strength Concrete

 

Exploring new and innovative possibilities with concrete. Did you know that the properties of concrete can be designed to be ultra-high strength - saving materials. 

 

 

Published: 2020

 

   

Reuse: Waste Material as an Aggregate

 

Exploring new and innovative possibilities with concrete. Did you know that waste materials, including crushed concrete from demolition can be recycled as aggregates in concrete. 

 

Published: 2020

 

   

The Concrete Centre - Thermal Mass, AKT II, Bennetts Associates & Arup

 

Thermal mass in concrete and masonry can help us to tackle the challenges of a changing climate. We've been working with AKT II, Arup and Bennetts Associates to bring this essential technical concept to life. The result is pretty cool.

 

Published: 2018

 

   

The Concrete Centre - Tall Buildings, Martin Gettings, Canary Wharf Group

 

Durability and sustainability are closely linked. We spoke with Martin Gettings, head of sustainability at Canary Wharf Group, about how concrete is helping to create buildings strong enough to be repurposed time and time again.

 

Published: 2018

 

   

The Concrete Centre - V&A Dundee, Maurizio Mucciola, PiM.studio Architects

 

It's been called 'an instant design classic' and Dundee's 'Bilbao moment' and we have to agree - the new V&A Dundee is beautiful.  

 

Published: 2018

 

   

The Concrete Centre - Overheating, Lynne Sullivan, Good Home Alliance

 

How can we comfortably live in our warmer climate, where overheating is a real risk? Find out more from Lynne Sullivan - Architect and Chair, Good Home Alliance. 

 

Published: 2018