Cemex to deliver over 15,000m3 of low-carbon concrete for hospital project

The Houston Methodist’s Centennial Tower is part of what is billed as the world’s largest medical complex

Cemex has announced it is providing its low-carbon Vertua concrete for the construction of Houston Methodist’s Centennial Tower, which is said to be part of the world’s largest medical complex.

The firm said it will be providing more than 15,000m3 of low-carbon concrete for the 26-storey tower, which is taking shape in Texas, in the United States, and is due for completion in 2027.

The firm notes that it has already contributed around 8,400m3 of lower carbon concrete for the tower’s foundation, which was delivered in a single 20-hour pour. Cemex noted that the pour threw up a number of logistical challenges for the on-site team from Vaughn Construction, as access to emergency services within the complex had to be maintained at all times.

“Cemex’s purpose of building a better future comes to life when we participate in projects that improve people’s quality of life, particularly in the area of health services, in the communities in which we serve. Not only are we providing expert logistics and resilient materials, but we are also providing an alternative to lower the carbon footprint of the project with our more sustainable solutions,” stated Jaime Muguiro, President of Cemex USA.

Cemex said the rollout of Vertua is part of its Future in Action programme, which aims to see it become a Net Zero CO2 company by 2050.

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