Durable Structures

Experts anticipate that extreme weather conditions, such as floods, a rise in sea levels and other natural disasters, shall have a tremendous impact; society must accordingly prepare through the construction of new strong and durable buildings and infrastructure.

Cement and concrete can effectively contribute towards adapting to climate change.

Constructions made of concrete –a highly durable material– can protect human life and assets, as well as the environment.

Properly designed and constructed houses, schools, hospitals, bridges, roads and dams can offer solutions both for the present and for future generations, thanks to the durability and longevity of concrete.

Protecting human life & assets.

Concrete provides a safe environment and offers protection against floods and fires, which are constantly increasing because of climate change (for example, extended periods of drought lead to fires and extreme rainfall causes floods). Moreover, concrete safeguards the supply of electricity and of safe and clean water, even in challenging conditions.

Protecting the environment.

Concrete constructions provide solutions that can offer protection against the rising sea level and can help in water harvesting. Typical examples are coastal protection structures, storage dams and reservoirs, the management of rainwater, drinking water and waste water, and drainage works.

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Durable Structures

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