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May 21, 2019 | LafargeHolcim Forum | Cairo, Egypt

Top managers of LafargeHolcim comment on the future of building materials
Top managers of LafargeHolcim comment on the future of building materials

The latest LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo was also attended by top managers of the Group. “It is key for us to engage and discuss with all stakeholders of society where construction and building materials will go in the future,” says Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO and member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation, in a five-minute video that breaks down questions and findings of the symposium dedicated to “re-materializing construction” that are relevant to the cement and concrete industry.

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May 13, 2019 | 22 Propositions | Zurich, Switzerland

Sustainable strategies for Re-materializing construction
Sustainable strategies for Re-materializing construction

The city is a rich material resource. There is, for example, more copper in buildings than is left in the earth’s crust. In Switzerland, the total copper stock in buildings is 65kg per person. By reusing the materials already deposited in our settlements rather than extracting new raw materials, the rate of material accumulation would slow down and the amount of building materials removed and redeposited as waste would be reduced.

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“The urgency to rematerialize construction is extreme”
“The urgency to rematerialize construction is extreme”

Watch a 5-minute summary featuring statements on “Re-materializing construction”, the topic of the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum, by Lord Norman Foster, Marc Angélil, Alejandro Aravena, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Anna Heringer, Laila Iskandar, Francis Kéré, Anne Lacaton, Stuart Smith, Brinda Somaya, and Rt Hon Simon Upton. 

Leading thinkers from architecture, engineering, planning, and the construction industry met to accelerate their contributions to creating a more sustainable built environment. The LafargeHolcim Forum with delegates from 55 countries was hosted by The American University in Cairo, Egypt.

“Cement and concrete are not the enemy”
“Cement and concrete are not the enemy”

Top managers of LafargeHolcim comment on the future of building materials in a five-minute video that breaks down questions and findings of the symposium dedicated to “re-materializing construction” that are relevant to the cement and concrete industry.  “It is key for us to engage and discuss with all stakeholders of society where construction and building materials will go in the future,” says Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO and member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation.

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“Providing civic space to bring the community together” – Legacy Restored, a religious and …

“Providing civic space to bring the community together” – Legacy Restored, a religious and secular complex in Niger, encourages social inclusion, local artisanship, traditional building techniques, and materials produced in situ. …

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