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How will the Covid-19 pandemic affect the built environment? Experts from the network of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction from around the globe share their views.

PANDEMIC OFFERS GLOBAL IMPETUS FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

How will the Covid-19 pandemic affect the built environment? Will we have to rethink concepts such as urban densification – or will we simply return to “business as usual” once the crisis abates? Experts from the network of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction from around the globe share their views. (more…)

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The 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for projects and visions in sustainable construction attracted almost 5,000 entries by authors in 121 countries

5 000 DESIGNS TO MAKE CONSTRUCTION MORE SUSTAINABLE

The 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for projects and visions in sustainable construction attracted almost 5,000 entries by authors in 121 countries. More than 40% of the projects were submitted in the Next Generation category for students and professionals up to 30 years of age. (more…)

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The Ridge development the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront is thought to be the first large commercial building to use ecobricks as void formers in its concrete slabs.

POTENTIAL WORLD FIRST IN WASTE STREAM UPCYCLING AT THE V&A WATERFRONT

A new project broke ground at the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront last year. The project upcycles a significant stream of plastic waste using sustainable methods.  The project in question is the Ridge Building, a bespoke eco-building currently under construction. It will serve as the regional office of a multinational client, Deloitte. (more…)

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It has been 10 years since Neolith, the pioneering brand of sintered stone, disrupted the market to become a major player on the global architectural surfacing scene.

NEOLITH’S PERFECT 10

Last year marked a significant milestone for Neolith®, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the pioneering brand of Sintered Stone. (more…)

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Submissions in the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design, the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction, close soon.

FINAL CALL TO ENTER USD 2 MILLION LAFARGEHOLCIM AWARDS

Entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction will close on February 25, 2020. The competition seeks projects by professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The Awards foreground projects and concepts of architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and […]

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To evaluate the diverse submissions received in the 6th LafargeHolcim Awards competition the LafargeHolcim Foundation developed a framework of five “target issues” for sustainable construction to evaluate and rank submissions in the Awards competition.

EVALUATION CRITERIA: “TARGET ISSUES” FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

The 6th LafargeHolcim Awards competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards offers a total of USD2-million in prize money and foregrounds sustainable construction projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials science, construction technology, and related fields. To evaluate the diverse submissions received in this global competition, the LafargeHolcim Foundation […]

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The International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction is open for entries, seeking projects that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.

CALL FOR EXEMPLARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, VISIONARY DESIGN CONCEPTS

The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The 6th cycle of the international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards offer a total of USD 2 million in prize money and foreground projects […]

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BEING LESS BAD IS SIMPLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL LAFARGEHOLCIM FORUM

The LafargeHolcim Forum is a tri-annual series of conferences on the topic of sustainable construction conducted by the Foundation. The multi-day Forum, including workshops and site visits, is an academic platform for architects, engineers, construction professionals and specialists of all generations to exchange information on creating a sustainable built environment and thus advancing sustainable development. […]

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Prelude to “Re-materializing Construction” in Cairo

This week, the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction will take place in Egypt. The symposium will focus on strategies to “re-materialize” construction by reducing consumption throughout the material cycle from extraction to processing, transport, installation, maintenance, and removal.In the context of the lecture series “Affinity Architecture” at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology […]

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French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visited Saint-Gobain South Africa’s premises in Germiston, Ekurhuleni (Gauteng) this month.

SAINT-GOBAIN YOUTHBUILD ACADEMY BRIDGES ARTISAN SKILLS GAPS AMONG DISADVANTAGED YOUTH

On 1 March 2019, the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visited Saint-Gobain South Africa’s premises in Germiston, Ekurhuleni (Gauteng). The focus of the visit was to showcase how Saint-Gobain has positioned itself as a leader in the sustainable construction sector while developing skills through its Saint-Gobain YouthBuild Academy. (more…)

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