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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Thermaflow concretes help manage the heat generated by buried electric cables, increasing performance and sustainability of data centers.
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Solidia cement permanently stores CO2 in concrete pavers and blocks instead of releasing it into the atmosphere and creates concrete with a 70% lower carbon footprint than Ordinary Portland Cement.
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Hydromedia permeable concrete rapidly absorbs rainwater from streets, parking surfaces, driveways, and walkways - thus reducing the risk of flooding. It’s 100% recyclable and reduces heat islands.
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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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WHY JOIN THE LH ACCELERATOR?

 

Led by 3 international companies LafargeHolcim, CCCC and Sika of the construction industry, the LH Accelerator is an accelerating program offering unique access to high level technical & market expertise

 

  

  

  

DISCOVER THE PROGRAM

Be among the start-ups selected for the 2019-2020 season to solve our challenges and gain access to our markets

Our 6-month program is a unique opportunity to develop, test and market your ideas and turn them into a successful business

 

 

FREE FOR START-UPS, NO EQUITY TAKEN

Benefit from a powerful mix of business and technical expertise to develop pilots, products and access to markets

Be supported by our experts during 6 months and 2 events that will connect you to relevant stakeholders

 

WORLD-CLASS R&D FACILITIES

  • Get access to the R&D facilities of LafargeHolcim, CCCC and Sika.
  • Benefit from 100 hours to design prototypes, test and develop products and get feedbacks.
 

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

  • Collaborate with LafargeHolcim, CCCC and Sika and become a supplier, a partner or obtain a licensing agreement.
  • Get paired with top managers to facilitate access to the international companies and their resources.
 

NETWORKING & MENTORING

  • Co-create and work on your specific innovation and business challenges designed by each of the 6 country (business units) partners: Canada, China, France, Germany, Mexico and Switzerland.
 

 

MEET THE NEW SELECTED COMPANIES (2019-2020)

For the Season 2 (2019-2020), 12 companies from 7 countries were selected out of 300 applicants from the fields of materials, engineering, construction equipments, energy, sensors and services

 

ALTAROAD

ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE

PLATFORM

 

ANOMERA

REDEFINING CELLULOSE

FOR THE FUTURE

 

DELAIR

AERIAL

INTELLIGENCE

 

M-CADOR

IMAGE FOR

DECISION SUPPORT

 

OKIBO

SMART ROBOTS

FOR CONSTRUCTION

 

SENSOHIVE

WIRELESS SENSORS

& IOT SOLUTIONS

 

  

  

  

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking to work with innovative companies who are either active in the construction industry or have solutions that could be applied to the industry 

Specifically we are interested in the following business activities

 

1# Concrete 2.0

Enhance the properties of cement-based materials beyond the core value of structural integrity 

Weight reduction, noise reduction, thermal properties, light reflectivity-translucency, porosity, environmental footprint

 

2# Construction waste

Rethink the design and process of making and delivery cement and concrete for avoiding, minimizing, reusing the waste from quarries to building sites. Propose alternative to tackle resources scarcity

Feedstock materials, water, energy and product waste, modularity

 

3# Real time quality control

Monitor, test, evaluate and adjust the quality of materials across the supply chain: from raw materials to product delivery

Sensors from raw materials to product delivery or truck sensors to monitor workability, air, water and make automated adjustements

 

4# CO2 neutrality

Measure, track and develop solutions to move towards neutrality

Alternative raw materials, industrial by-products, sensors, analytics, software models and new process

 

5# Real time product demand forecast at site

Develop and apply accurate, real time prediction of demand for product quantities and types by job site

Data collection, processing and input across the value chain

 

6# Monitor performance

Monitor performance characteristics of concrete delivery at construction sites and in prefabrication

Sensors about temperature, humidity, pH, structural resilience, durability

 

7# Automation

Increase use of automation to infrastructure (e.g. ports) and to related construction projects as painting

I.O.T., 5G, digital solution, 3D printing solutions, robots and other technologies

 

8# Infrastructure & buildings

Develop and use software models / digitalized visualization of the construction phases in infrastructure (such as roads and bridge) and building projects

Machine learning systems, predictive maintenance, AI

 

 

  

TIMELINE

The 2019-2020 timeline runs from July 4th, 2019 (start of the application process) through to October 28th, 2020

timeline update june 2020

 

 

 

  

  

3 CORPORATE PARTNERS INVOLVED TO SUPPORT YOUR GROWTH

 

Get access to unique technical and business know-how and an international network of 3 multi-nationals with a complementary position on the construction value-chain

 
LafargeHolcim

LafargeHolcim

The leading global construction materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world.                                                                                     

 

  • 75,000 employees
  • 80 countries
  • Sales 2018 : CHF 27.4B

 

 
CCCC

CCCC

CCCC is a Chinese construction company engaged in design and construction of transportation infrastructure, dredging and heavy machinery manufacturing business.

 

 

  • ​112,000 employees
  • Sales 2017 : €61.6B

     
 
Sika

Sika

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and automotive industry.                                                                   

  • 20,000 employees
  • 101 countries
  • Sales 2018 : €6.2B

 

 

  

  

  

OUR TEAM

A multi-talented team for maximizing your outputs

 

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ALUMNI 2018

In 2018, 10 companies from 5 countries were selected out of 300 applicants from the fields of design, engineering, materials, construction equipment and services

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CONTACT

Selected companies have free access to the largest research center in the construction industry (near Lyon, France) and get a chance to work with over 150 R&D experts and state-of-art equipment

 

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