Urban Planning for a Resilient and Efficient Future
Resilient and Efficient Building Solutions
The increasing urbanization raises the challenge of ensuring cities grow in a manner that is inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
CEMEX is uniquely positioned to address many of the challenges cities are facing. By delivering sustainable construction materials and expertise, building resilient infrastructure and providing affordable and efficient buildings, we are leading the way in offering solutions that promote economic growth, preserve the environment and improve the quality of urban life.
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During 2020, we derived 53% of our cement and ready-mix concrete sales from solutions that have superior sustainability performance, such as the conservation of resources, energy efficiency, resilience, and health and safety benefits.
Concrete and cement are natural choices to build essential housing and infrastructure sustainably. An important share of our portfolio offers performance characteristics beyond traditional options. By 2030, our target is for at least half of our cement and ready-mix concrete sales to come from solutions with outstanding sustainability attributes such as the conservation of resources, energy efficiency, resilience, and health and safety benefits.
BALANCING PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
As urban populations grow and Climate Change causes more extreme weather, the need for resilient infrastructure is growing exponentially.
Concrete is the second most used resource by humans after water, forming the basis for much of society’s infrastructure.
CEMEX focuses on balancing this increasing demand for resilient infrastructure that serves societies’ needs with products, construction practices and maintenance that have minimal impact on the environment. In 2020, our company provided more than 2,800 thousand m3 of concrete for the installation of concrete pavement.
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Concrete is an essential component to the development of resilient infrastructure. CEMEX is a leader in building large infrastructure projects and solutions such as highways, airports, roads and bus lanes, among others. We address the challenge of creating a sustainable urban environment by striving to understand the environmental and social benefits and impacts of concrete and its varied applications.
Key sustainable attributes of concrete include:
• Strength and durability
• Low maintenance
• Low heat conductivity
• Local production and use
• Less solar heat absorption
• Water management
We have a portfolio of competitive technologies to pave the world with concrete
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More than ever before, city planners will have to find ways to house rapidly escalating urban populations while maintaining a focus on affordability.
Through numerous initiatives, we support the social and economic development of communities at the base of the socioeconomic pyramid. With unmatched expertise in tailor-made systems that are easily adapted and lead to efficient construction of homes, we are delivering housing for all socioeconomic markets in different countries.
In 2020, CEMEX contributed to the construction of affordable and/or efficient units, representing approximately 390,000 m2.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT WALL SOLUTIONS
Central to this effort are first-in-class wall systems – cast-in-place, wired EPS panels, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) and precast systems – that provide multiple benefits that improve the sustainability, speed and economics of housing construction.
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