ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - December 19, 2019

The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects of Canadian professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. Experts from around the world are encouraged to submit their ideas to trigger foundational change in how we build the world around us, and motivate peers on a world stage. 

The 6th cycle of the international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards offers a total of USD 2 million in prize money and foregrounds projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields.



The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction was created in 2003 to raise awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering, urban planning and the building industry have in achieving a more sustainable future. Through the non-commercial promotion and development of sustainable construction at national, regional, and global levels, the Foundation encourages sustainable responses to the technological, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural issues affecting building and construction.

For more information, and to submit your entry, visit https://www.lafargeholcim-foundation.org/

Ductal MD est un matériau de construction de haute technologie (en effet, il s’agit d’un béton ultra hautes performances, - BUHP) dont les qualités de résistance à la compression, de ductilité, de durabilité et esthétiques sont exceptionnelles. DuctalMD convient à une vaste gamme de projets – des structures les plus exigeantes, comme les ponts et les routes, et les projets architecturaux les plus créatifs, aux bâtiments publics et privés régis par des budgets serrés, sans oublier les panneaux de bardage.



Lafarge Canada Implements Canada’s First Carbon Capture Program in Cement Manufacturing

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - November 29, 2019

Following the implementation of Project CO2MENT, Lafarge Canada has moved to the second stage of carbon capture at the Richmond Cement Plant. LafargeHolcim Head of North America, Rene Thibault, visited the facility as Phase II of the project begins. Flue gas from the plant’s manufacturing facility is now captured through Svante’s equipment – reducing the amount of gases released into the atmosphere.

This remarkable change is part of Lafarge’s drive to make Richmond the most carbon efficient cement plant in Canada. Along with carbon capture, the plant uses a $28-million system to use non-recyclable waste as fuel, directing it away from BC landfills.

Project CO₂MENT provides an opportunity to evaluate the potential for a new business model for supplying industrial post-combustion CO₂ to the existing CO₂ market as well as assessing the economic feasibility of newly developed CO₂ utilization technologies. ‘’Svante offers the cement industry a commercially viable way to capture large-scale CO2 emissions from existing infrastructure at half the capital cost of traditional solutions,” said Claude Letourneau, President and CEO of Svante. “We are poised to help our customers transition to a net-neutral carbon future by making industrial-scale carbon capture a reality today.’’

The system purifies the cement flue gas by trapping its contaminants to enable an efficient and durable CO2 capture process. Now that Phase II is underway, Phase III - a demonstration of CO2 utilization solutions such as reinjecting it into low-carbon fuels, CO₂ concrete, and fly ash – will begin in 2020.