Building better with less
We are moving the construction industry forward by developing the most advanced low-carbon products and solutions.
Since concrete is infinitely recyclable, versatile and resilient, we are continually innovating to make low-carbon concrete the building material for a net-zero future. Our ECOPact concrete offers significant CO2 reductions without compromising on performance. Our lower-carbon, circular solutions reduce buildings’ carbon footprint and strive to have a positive impact on nature and the surrounding environment.
ECOPact is the world’s broadest range of low-carbon concrete, delivering 100% performance and starting from 30% less carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. When permitted by regulations, ECOPact+ concrete integrates recycled construction and demolition waste, further closing the resource loop.
Our ECOPlanet range of low-carbon cement includes the world’s first cement with 20% recycled construction and demolition waste inside. By helping us build better with less, ECOPlanet plays a key role in meeting the needs of population growth and urbanization.
We are empowering smart design to use minimum materials for maximum strength like 3D printing that can use up to 50% less materials with no compromise in performance.
We make this possible with our proprietary technologies from our proprietary 3D printing ink TectorPrint to DYNAMax, our ultimate performance concrete.
DYNAMax, the ultimate performance concrete for demanding construction projects. It enables smart design, with thinner and longer structures and higher functionality. With optimal material use, it allows more usable space and greater variability in floor plans. Its durability minimizes maintenance and lifecycle costs of a building. Its sustainable footprint is driven by reduced material use, local production and short transport routes as well as its circular and fully recyclable profile.
Striatus, the first-of-its-kind 3D concrete printed bridge. Designed by Zaha Hadid architects and ETH’s Block Research Group in collaboration with incremental 3D, it was made possible by Holcim’s proprietary ink, TectorPrint. It establishes a new language for concrete that is digital, environmentally advanced and circular by design.
The structure is composed of 3D concrete printed blocks that stand together solely through compression, with no reinforcements, no glue and no binders, applying computational design and 3D printing for minimal material use and maximum strength. All the blocks are entirely recyclable. This first-of-its kind 3D printed bridge has received numerous architecture awards from the 2022 World Architecture Community Awards to the 2022 Rethinking The Future Architecture Award.