ECOPact low-carbon concrete from Holcim has won the inaugural Next Level Awards Contractors’ Choice at ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2023.
ConExpo attendees were able to cast their vote for the Contractors’ Choice award during the trade show from March 14 to 16.
The inaugural Next Level Awards were announced in August, and the 10 finalists were selected by members of the Association of General Contractors in February.
The awards celebrate ConExpo exhibitors that push boundaries and develop next-level products, technologies or services designed to advance the construction industry.
“We are proud to announce Holcim as the winner of the inaugural Next Level Awards – Contractors’ Choice,” said Dana Wuesthoff, ConExpo-Con/Agg.
“Their commitment to excellence and innovation in the construction industry is truly impressive, and it is evident that they are highly regarded by the industry.”
Holcim ECOPact concrete delivers a versatile solution to the carbon challenge, offering up to 90 per cent lower carbon dioxide emissions compared with standard concrete mix designs.
“We are honoured to have ECOPact low-carbon concrete recognized as the Contractors’ Choice for the inaugural Next Level Awards Program,” said Toufic Tabbara, Region Head for North America at Holcim.
“We are committed to changing the way we build a more sustainable future and helping our customers reduce the carbon footprint of their projects.”
The Contractors’ Choice finalists were judged on the following criteria:
- Addresses a common industry need in a unique and innovative way
- Benefits the industry across multiple applications
- Positively impacts safety, sustainability and workforce
ECOPact has equal or better properties than conventional concrete. As well, the concrete is available in a variety of strength classes and is compliant with industry standards. It can be easily handled, pumped and finished like conventional concrete.
ECOPact includes an innovative mix of supplementary cementitious materials and admixtures technology.
The concrete mix designs may be used in a variety of structural components, including foundations, columns and beams, walls, driveways and walkways.
To save natural resources, Holcim ECOPact may also include construction and demolition waste.