Cemex has supplied Vertua water-permeable concrete for the renovation of the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Football Stadium, the tenth-largest stadium in the world and home to the 18-time national champion Crimson Tide football team.
The use of permeable concrete benefits the stadium’s natural grass field in two key ways: it keeps the playing field from flooding, and it allows for rainwater to be collected and used for its irrigation system, making its maintenance more sustainable. The use of this product also reduced the carbon footprint of the concrete provided by 40%.
“These types of projects exemplify Cemex’s versatility. From housing to large-scale infrastructure, we are able to deliver tailor-made solutions that best suit our customers’ needs,” says Jaime Muguiro, President of Cemex USA. “Thanks to our extensive portfolio of high-quality building materials and solutions, we can participate in such iconic projects and support more sustainable construction.”
Vertua has 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