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Concrete: The Sustainable Construction Material


Concrete is the most commonly used construction material on earth. When considered over its entire life cycle - extraction, processing, construction, operation, demolition and recycling - concrete makes a significant contribution to the triple bottom line -  environmental, social and economic - of sustainable development.

Concrete is a versatile construction material: it is plastic and malleable when newly mixed, yet strong and durable when hardened. These qualities explain why concrete can be used to build skyscrapers, bridges, sidewalks, highways, houses and dams.

Concrete also enables the reduction of CO2 emissions and other negative environmental impacts in many sectors.