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IMPRESSIVE GROWTH IN HOUSING PROJECTS

  Operating Countries Housing Units Square Meters
2010 3 1,572 69,997
2011 6 3,259 145,115
2012 9 2,942 131,000
2013 19 7,475 319,130
2014* 19 16,746 688,730
Cumulative   31,994 1,353,972

At our R&D centers in Mexico and Switzerland, we design and develop cutting-edge systems & solutions based on the thorough knowledge and application of concrete technology.

* Forecast

 
Puerto Rico – CEMEX Industrialized Monolithic Cast-In-Place Housing Solution

Puerto Rico – CEMEX Industrialized Monolithic
Cast-In-Place Housing Solution

Cast in Place Formworks

The Best for Mass Production & Speed.

Walls and decks casted in place with removable and predesigned formworks within concrete is poured continuously in one step producing a solid monolithic structure.

Cast in Place Formworks

BENEFITS(1)

  • 35% Construction Time Reduction
  • 40% Indirect & Financial Costs Reduction
  • 12day/wage Reduction / Due to Savings in Labor Force

(1) Analysis vs. Concrete Blocks in Mexico

PARTICULARLY RECOMMENDED FOR

  • Mass Production of Horizontal and Vertical Housing
  • Rapid Response for Natural Disaster Relief Programs

ATTRIBUTES

  • Resilient to Natural Disasters
  • Less Waste at Construction Site
  • Significantly Reduces Construction Time
 

Wired EPS Panels (Expanded Polystyrene System)

High Flexibility to Accommodate Design.

Prefabricated panel consisting of three dimensional steel wire mesh and a polystyrene insulation foam coated with shotcrete, providing a cost-efficient, sustainable building.

Wired EPS Panels

BENEFITS(2)

  • 15% Lower Costs
  • 42% Energy Savings**
  • 29% Higher Acoustic Performance
  • 8x Speed of Construction

(2) Analysis vs. Red Clay Bricks in Egypt
** R value: 2.22m k/w (100 mm EPS panel). R value as high as 8.33 m K/W can be achieved by increase the panels thickness

PARTICULARLY RECOMMENDED FOR

  • Speed and Lightweight Construction
  • Designs Demanding Structural Flexibility and Thermal Insulation

ATTRIBUTES

  • Easily Adapted to Construction and Design Requirements
  • High Thermal Mass & Insulation
  • Significantly Reduces Construction Time

ICF (Insulated Concrete Form)

Perfect for High Performance Energy Efficiency.

Concrete wall system casted with stay-in-place formwork made of insulating materials, that is quicker to build and offers higher levels of thermal insulation, allowing you to have an insulated wall in one step.

Insulated Concrete Form

BENEFITS(3)

  • 33% Energy efficiency**
  • 27% Material Cost Reduction
  • 50% decrease in capacity of HVAC equipment

(3) Analysis vs. Concrete Blocks in France
** R value 17 – 26 ft2*°F*h / (BTU*in)

PARTICULARLY RECOMMENDED FOR

  • Low-Rise Residential
  • High Performance, Energy Efficient Buildings

ATTRIBUTES

  • Easily Adapted to Construction and Design Requirements
  • Resilient to Natural Disasters
  • High Thermal Mass & Insulation
 

Precast Systems

Most Rational and Efficient Manufacturing Process.

Walls and decks poured off site in a controlled and automated warehouse by then being transported to the job site and lifted into the place.

Precast Systems

BENEFITS(4)

  • 70% Formwork Reduction
  • 90% Scaffolding Reduction
  • 30% Waste Reduction

(4) Analysis vs. Traditional Construction in Germany

PARTICULARLY RECOMMENDED FOR

  • Just-In-Time Production & Constant Quality
  • Mass Production & Standardized High-Rise Residential

ATTRIBUTES

  • Easily Adapted to Construction and Design Requirements
  • Resilient to Natural Disasters
  • Less Waste at Construction Site
  • Significantly Reduces Construction Time

Our Housing Solutions

Monolithic Cast-in-Place Industrialized Housing

Fast, efficient, and large-scale housing construction.

CEMEX Monolithic Cast-in-Place Industrialized Housing projects

224 houses - Queretaro, Mexico (top) / 652 houses - Toluca, Mexico (middle)
/ 124 houses - Colinas del Viento, Dominican Republic (bottom)

 

It’s a CEMEX Solution that allows fast, efficient, and large-scale construction through the combination of innovative products and processes.

The key element is the use of formwork molds for walls and slabs, which guarantee the project’s completion in an efficient way and the capability to move quicker to the sale stage.

ADVANTAGES

  • Reduction in construction time by using special products and formwork in walls and slabs
  • Less time to recover investment
  • Savings in labor force; less people to perform the work
  • Major improvement in quality: quality control of inputs, better supervision of processes, standardization of geometry
  • Reduction of time in homes deliveries
  • Savings on finishes and rework
  • Savings in materials storage

ATTRIBUTES

  • Resilient to Natural Disasters
  • Less Waste at Construction Site
  • Significantly Reduces Construction Time

Precast Industrialized Housing

Fast, efficient, and large-scale housing construction.

CEMEX Precast Industrialized Housing projects

Westfalentower - Dortmund, Germany (top) / La Serena - Regensburg,
Germany (middle) / Lighthouse - Düsseldorf, Germany (bottom)

 

CEMEX provides rational and efficient off-site manufacturing processes that ensure flexibility and adaptability for all construction requirements.

In precast construction, building elements are developed at special plants in an automated or semi-automated production process and then delivered for erection on-site.

Through this process, on-site quality concerns are reduced, enabling shorter construction times.

ADVANTAGES

  • Just-in-time production
  • Precise prefabrication with individual geometries
  • Smooth surface finishes, ready for wallpaper and painting
  • Fast building process in a constant high quality
  • Pre-installations (e.g., tubing for electrical wiring, plug sockets, heat conducting pipes, and openings) reduce construction time
  • Adaptability to almost all customer’s specifications
  • Less on-site supervision by main contractor

ATTRIBUTES

  • Easily Adapted to Construction and Design Requirements
  • Resilient to Natural Disasters
  • Less Waste at Construction Site
  • Significantly Reduces Construction Time

Disaster Relief Housing

The best response for reconstruction after natural disasters.

CEMEX Disaster Relief Housing projects

806 houses - Oaxaca, Mexico (top) / 156 houses - Port-au-Prince, Haiti (middle)
/ 144 houses - Managua, Nicaragua (bottom)

 

CEMEX has an immediate response capacity to rebuild an enhance the number and quality of houses at natural disaster sites.

CEMEX’s solution prioritizes the provision of decent, safe, and sanitary housing, with an emphasis on housing design and materials to reduce maintenance and insurance costs. The scope of intervention also includes site infrastructure construction. CEMEX’s disaster relief housing designs are resistant to hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes.

ADVANTAGES

  • Exterior walls withstand high temperatures without igniting
  • Housing able to withstand winds in excess of 200 miles per hour
  • Passive cooling/heating strategies due to the location and alignment of doors and windows
  • Greater discounts on insurance costs if risk mitigation is considered adequate for natural disasters
  • Solid and insulated roof decks prepared for accept vertical expansions

ATTRIBUTES

  • Resilient to Natural Disasters
  • Significantly Reduces Construction Time

Energy Efficient Housing

Most competitive solution for high performance buildings.

CEMEX Energy Efficient Housing projects

Family House - Veracruz, Mexico (top) / Family House - Kotor,
Montenegro (middle) / Familiy House - Ljubuški, Bosnia & Herzegovina (bottom)

 

CEMEX combines its special products and systems to construct high-performance buildings, which consume less energy and natural resources and achieve high green building certification standards.

Our construction solutions maintain thermal continuity, minimizing thermal bridging and uncontrolled infiltration. Specific design principles on detailing issues are included in our solutions to avoid surface condensation and mould growth at junctions.

ADVANTAGES

  • Savings on energy consumption
  • Energy efficient buildings diminish demands on central heating systems
  • Simple service installation
  • Less requirements for tools and equipment on site
  • High design flexibility
  • Variety of finishes

ATTRIBUTES

  • Easily Adapted to Construction and Design Requirements
  • High Thermal Mass & Insulation
  • Significantly Reduces Construction Time

Affordable Housing

The lowest possible cost without giving up quality.

CEMEX Affordable Housing projects

700 houses - Villas del Higuamo, Dominican Republic (top) / 400 houses - Villas del Lago, Panama (middle) / 406 houses - La Campiña, Costa Rica (bottom)

 

CEMEX has developed high quality housing, offered at the lowest possible cost.

CEMEX’s Affordable Housing Solution takes advantage of the optimal use of materials and standardized production to minimize costs, reduce waste, and ensure housing quality.

Affordable Housing Solutions are offered in rural and urban areas, for housing developments, and to individual land users.

ADVANTAGES

  • Standardized production reduces the costs of windows, doors, and finishing due to the lower deviations in measurement
  • Job site activities are simplified through better quality control and reduced rework
  • Durability and monolithic construction require minimum maintenance
  • Standardized production reduces the number of people required to perform the work, creating labor force savings

ATTRIBUTES

  • Less Waste at Construction Site
  • Significantly Reduces Construction Time

Vertical Housing

Fast and efficient construction for high-rise & mid-rise residential.

CEMEX Vertical Housing projects

104 apartment units - Tonala, Mexico (top) / 100 apartment units - Tabasco,
Mexico (middle) / 72 apartment units - San Jose, Costa Rica (bottom)

 

CEMEX has an integral solution for vertical housing, designed for quick construction. The construction system allows a wide variety of architectural designs, making it ideal for social and residential complexes.

Mid-rise and high-rise residential buildings can be completed quickly and efficiently with high quality results.

ADVANTAGES

  • 3 days in shell structure work by floor vs. 2 weeks in traditional systems
  • Steel reinforcement optimization
  • Use of slender elements reduces the structure’s weight and foundation costs
  • Safer system; fewer people working at heights
  • No need to brake up walls for plumbing and electrical work

ATTRIBUTES

  • Easily Adapted to Construction and Design Requirements
  • Significantly Reduces Construction Time

Integrated Services and Benefits

We Offer Integrated Services to Realize your next
Housing Project

We work side-by-side with you on each project to fulfill all your needs.

  • Financing
  • Land and Planning
  • Urban Development
  • Design
  • Materials’ Supply
  • Construction
  • After Sales

We can take part in any of the phases of a project or participate in all phases as a ONE-STOP-SHOP for your housing project.

 
PUERTO RICO – CEMEX Industrialized Monolithic Cast-In-Place Housing Solution

Puerto Rico – CEMEX Industrialized Monolithic Cast-In-Place Housing Solution

We Bring High Value-Added Green Building Services to
our Customers

We help your project obtain relevant sustainability credentials to differentiate it.

  • Bioclimatic Architecture
  • Integrated Engineering
  • Building Energy Modeling
  • Sustainable Materials & Solutions
  • Energy Monitoring & Auditing
  • Renewable Energy Supply
  • Building Certifications (e.g. LEED, BREEAM)

We help our clients with specialized services that differentiate their projects through sustainable attributes.

LEED Breeam
 
Mexico City, MEXICO – 1st Prize “Housing Complex” CEMEX Building Awards 2011

Mexico City, Mexico – 1st Prize “Housing Complex” CEMEX Building Awards 2011

Our Products, Systems & Solutions Contribution to
LEED Certification

Our LEED AP’s can assist you throughout the entire certification process.

UP TO 46 POINTS OUT OF 110 AT STAKE
SUSTAINABLE SITES
Credit 2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
Credit 3: Brownfield Redevelopment
Credit 5.1: Site Development - Protect/Restore Habitat
Credit 5.2: Site Development - Maximize Open Space
Credit 6.1: Stormwater Design - Quantity Control
Credit C 6.2: Stormwater Design - Quality Control
Credit 7.1: Heat Island Effect - Nonroof
Credit 7.2: Heat Island Effect - Roof
ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE
Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance
MATERIALS & RESOURCES
Credit 1.1: Building Reuse - Maintaining Existing Walls, Floors, and Roof
Credit 2: Construction Waste management
Credit 4: Recycled Content
Credit 5: Regional Materials
INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Credit 4.3: Low Emitting Materials - Flooring Systems
Credit 8.1: Daylight and Views - Daylight
INNOVATION IN DESIGN
Credit 1: Innovation in Design
 
“Torre Sofía” Monterrey, MEXICO – Targeting LEED Certification

“Torre Sofía” Monterrey, Mexico – Targeting LEED Certification

LEED

Benefits of CEMEX’s Housing Solutions to our Customers

ARCHITECTS
ENGINEERS
CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
PROJECT MANAGERS
  • Adaptability to all Specifications
  • High Design Flexibility
  • Variety of Finishing
  • Precise Construction
  • Reduction in Construction Time and Costs
  • Savings in Labor Force
  • Less On-site Supervision
  • Less Waste During Construction
DEVELOPERS
REAL ESTATE INVESTORS
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
SOCIAL HOUSING OFFICIALS
  • Lower Overall Costs
  • Less Time to Recover Investment
  • Shorter Construction Time
  • CEMEX Warranty as Supplier
    and Contractor
  • Reduction of Time in Homes Deliveries
  • Durable and Resilience
  • Support to Develop Communities
  • Social intervention
 
Benefits of CEMEX’s Housing Solutions to our Final Users

Benefits of CEMEX’s Housing Solutions to our Final Users

OCCUPANTS
  • Higher Quality Standards
  • Lower Energy Bills
  • More durable structures, resistant to fire, tornado, earthquake and floods
  • High Indoor Air Quality
  • Improved Acoustic Performance
LOCAL COMMUNITIES
  • Use of Local Labor
  • Utilize Regional Materials
  • Shorter Construction Time and less waste production
  • Less Requirements of Equipment On-Site
  • Resistant to Natural Disasters
 
Puerto Rico – CEMEX Vertical Housing Solution

Puerto Rico – CEMEX Vertical Housing Solution