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Thursday July 25th, 2019
Greener construction – just a fad or a genuine concern?
Across the world, nearly 200 m3 of concrete is poured every second. Concrete is one of the most widely used industrial products – even more so than oil. Although we know all about its advantages in terms of land development, its drawbacks are significant. It is one of the major sources of CO2 emissions due to its cement content. About one billion tonnes of CO2 is released each year in the world by the cement industry. In the face of such global challenges and future changes in urbanisation, a revolution in construction methods is beginning. How can the construction sector commit to becoming more carbon-free?
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