Benefits

The benefits of concrete, from strength and durability to fire-resistance and sustainability

Concrete is widely used for architectural structures, foundations, walls, pavements, bridges, motorways, roads, runways, parking structures, dams, reservoirs, pipes and staircases. It is used to make furniture and is even used in ships.

There are many good reasons why concrete is so widely used all over the world:

  • STRONG AND DURABLE

    Concrete is used for its strength that actually increases over time, and is not weakened by moisture, mould or pests, which reduces maintenance.

  • LOCAL AND AFFORDABLE

    In relation to other alternative building materials, concrete is less costly to produce and remains extremely affordable as all of its raw materials are sourced locally.

  • FIRE-RESISTANT

    As it is naturally fire-resistant, concrete forms a highly effective barrier to fire spread.

  • EXCELLENT THERMAL MASS

    Concrete walls and floors slow the passage of heat, reducing temperature swings, making buildings more energy efficient.

  • SUSTAINABLE

    Concrete is a low carbon construction material compared to steel etc. Concrete is made from materials that are abundantly available and can contribute to the circular economy by integrating industrial by- products or waste as raw material. When the structure reaches the end of its useful life, concrete can be recycled.

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