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Sustainability becomes concrete

The Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand is on the hunt for those that do it best when it comes to the sustainable use of concrete in building, as part of its 2011 Concrete3 Sustainability Awards.

The awards are open to anyone in the construction industry, from architects, designers and engineers to contractors and clients and will be spread out across five categories: Excellence in Residential Concrete Construction, Excellence in Commercial Concrete Construction, Excellence in Civil Concrete Construction, Excellence in Concrete Innovation, and Excellence in Concrete for the Community.

“True sustainability requires the consideration of not only environmental factors, but also the potential economic and social impacts of each project,” says CCANZ chief executive Rob Gaimster. 

And if you want to be in with a shot at winning, what the judges will be looking for:

  • Lean production less waste

  • Managing natural resources

  • Minimising energy use

  • Protecting against pollution

  • Respect for people

  • Setting performance targets


Last year Fletcher Construction Company’s ‘Mix M’ took out the supreme award. The concrete is designed to survive 100 years in harsh marine conditions, and was employed extensively in Stage 2 of the Harbour Link project to form beams used in the off-ramps, bridges and land spans. 

Entries close 26 June. More HERE.