Cemex is providing more than 20,000 cubic yards of Vertua lower carbon concrete for Houston Methodist’s Centennial Tower, the newest addition to the largest medical complex in the world.
The 26-story tower, expected to begin a phased opening in 2027, will house a new and expanded emergency department, enhanced imaging services, and space for additional hospital beds. Cemex is contributing high-quality building materials, including lower carbon concrete, during the early project stages, having already placed 11,000 cubic yards for the tower’s foundation.
“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,” said Jaime Muguiro, President of Cemex USA. “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.”
Supplying concrete for the tower’s foundation had several logistical challenges that Cemex collaborated with contractor Vaughn Construction to solve. The massive pour had to happen in the middle of the busy medical center without interrupting surrounding emergency services. Cemex was able to pour safely for 20 continuous hours without affecting access to the medical center.
Our Vertua product offering is a specialized portfolio of sustainable, high-quality construction products designed to have a significant positive impact on the planet. Vertua allows builders to tailor their projects’ sustainable characteristics through its five specific and measurable attributes: lower carbon, energy efficiency, water conservation, recycled materials, and design optimization.
Vertua is a part of Cemex’s Future in Action program, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO₂ company by 2050.
Cemex is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. Cemex is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. Cemex is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the help of new technologies. Cemex offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience enabled by digital technologies. For more information, please visit: www.cemex.com