Sustainability & Resilence
Cement and concrete are the most consumed construction materials in the world. Since their production represents a significant footprint in carbon emissions, efforts in addressing and improving the sustainability of cement and concrete are crucial in our current environment. As we tackle the environmental challenges of the coming decades, the use of sustainable concrete materials is paramount.
Due to its inherent characteristics, concrete offers an unmatched combination of structural performance and durability. In addition, concrete’s resilient characteristics positions it at the forefront against natural disasters. Concrete structures with resilient design and materials are not only capable of resisting disasters, such as hurricanes or fires, they are also more sustainable as less repairs are often necessary. The construction industry–owners, designers, contractors, and users–recognize that more durable infrastructure will reduce the impact of new developing communities will have on our planet.
CTLGroup’s unique mixture of engineer and scientists allows us to assist your team to address your unique sustainable and resilient construction needs. Whether you are conducting new construction or have an existing building, we work with you to understand your intended outcomes and ensure that we deliver exactly what you need.
Services that CTLGroup has provided on this include:
- Evaluate the characteristics of alternative cementitious materials, including off-spec performance, to reduce the environmental impact of concrete production
- Develop, design, specify and test new cementitious systems such as alkali-activated binders, geopolymers, no-cement mixtures, etc.
- Evaluate sustainability-related material performance in our state-of-the-art laboratory
- Perform life-cycle analyses (LCA) on concrete production to reduce the environmental impact
- Assist you with sustainability credits for low-embodied carbon construction
- Provide material and structural design recommendations for resilient construction