What impact will COVID-19 have on the built environment? Cédric de Méeus leads the discussin with Lord Turner, Chairman of the Energy Transtions Commission, Brinda Somaya, Principal Architect & Managing Director, Somaya & Kalappa Consultants (SNK), based in Mumbai, India and Member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction, and Maria Atkinson AM, Sustainability Business Advisor, and Founding CEO, Green Building Council of Australia, who was a member of the concluding panel at the 5th LafargeHolcim Forum held in Detroit in April 2016.
Material Talks explores with Maria Atkinson, Co-Founder of the Green Building Council Australia, Brinda Somaya, Founder and Principal of Somaya and Kalappa, and Lord Turner, Chairman of the Energy Transitions Commission, pressing questions around the ‘new normal’ in construction: How will it embed new health and sustainability prerogatives? What will it mean for cities, communities, and supply chains? How will it change construction and the built-environment in the recovery and post-pandemic period? This conversation, which will be hosted by LafargeHolcim, builds on the latest issue of Material Talks, LafargeHolcim’s newsletter dedicated to the megatrends in the world of sustainable building.
The conference which is part of Reuters Events brings together CEOs and sustainability leaders every year, and is taking place virtually this June. The event is organized by the Ethical Corporation which is a leading platform for business intelligence for sustainability founded in 2001.
Our R&D teams are leveraging the advances in 3D printing technology and developing specific solutions to build a healthier world. Among its many benefits, 3D concrete printing makes it possible to build very complex shapes, avoid handling of heavy loads and to build directly on site.
The white cement quarry in Chekka, Lebanon, is a space for education and scientific research. Since 2011, we have used nature based solutions to restore nature in our quarry. In this way, we create and conserve resilient natural habitats for the benefit of the entire local community.
Nature-based solutions have led to the restoration of more than 360 flora and fauna species in our rehabilitated quarries in Spain. We work with environmental experts to monitor these restored spaces regularly, which now host many endangered species. Over 15,000 people enjoy visiting these public spaces every year.
Artevia Boreal helps minimize the need for street lights by transforming daylight into artificial light at night. Made with recycled materials, it can guide you at night for over 10 hours.
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