Contribute to more durable cities


Resisting time and natural disasters and reducing their environmental impact are major challenges for cities. Our constructive solutions and systems contribute to stronger and long-lasting buildings and infrastructure, whilst reconciling environmental concerns, in particular, by improving the energy efficiency of buildings or water preservation.


Our contribution

Sustainable cities are not just cities with parks and gardens, they are also cities which protect the environment. They are durable cities that can resist both the passage of time and withstand natural disasters.


That's why we offer solutions to construct buildings and infrastructures which last and protect their inhabitants. Concrete is our best asset: strong, natural and maintenance-free, it endures through the years.


In the event of earthquakes, cyclones or seawater corrosion, we can further increase its strength and resistance with our special enhanced performance products.


We are also developing innovative building solutions and systems that help to conserve water and energy resources and reduce carbon emissions:

  • We have improved the natural thermal qualities of concrete with the ultra-high performance concrete based thermal breaker (Ductal®) and the Thermedia® range, which provides six times more insulation than a traditional concrete.
  • We also offer Hydromedia™ pervious concrete, which absorbs stormwater and helps natural run-off soak into the ground. It reduces the risk of flooding for pedestrians and drivers.


And soon motorists will be able to drive through tunnels without having to worry about concentrations of nitrogen dioxide emissions, thanks to our promising prototype for anti-pollution concrete!

World Urbanization Prospects: the 2011 Revision, United Nations, 2011

A few examples of our actions