(PRESS RELEASE) Jona, Switzerland, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim has been awarded infrastructure contracts worth over CAD 100 million as part of a major highway improvement project in Vancouver, Canada. The Highway 1 area is a vital local, regional and provincial corridor for people, services and goods.
LafargeHolcim will be the prime contractor on this project awarded by the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, offering an integrated solution that builds on its extensive expertise in supporting challenging infrastructure projects. The contracts allow LafargeHolcim to strengthen the contracting portion of its Solutions & Products segment.
René Thibault, Region Head North America: “We are excited to be providing general contracting services on this important infrastructure upgrade which is the largest general contracting project managed by LafargeHolcim in North America. We were able to offer a comprehensive solution for one of the most sustainable road projects in Canada. It illustrates our expertise in construction, leveraging a network of experts across many countries who are able to address solutions from paving to soil treatments and sustainable recycling techniques.”
LafargeHolcim has developed an integrated solution for the Highway 1 project building on several products and services. Recycled aggregates that are produced by turning construction and demolition waste into new materials will prevent more than 200,000 tonnes of waste from ending up in landfills. In addition, with a supplementary cementitious material which enhances the desired properties of concrete, long-term durability of the highway will be ensured. To further improve quality and reliability, LafargeHolcim also uses sensors within the structural walls of the interchanges which monitor the complete concrete pour. The use of these sensors further reduces construction time thanks to improved formwork stripping.
Leveraging its logistics network in the area including several marine assets, LafargeHolcim provides an efficient and environmentally-friendly solution moving materials by barge thereby limiting trucking to the job site.
The project is expected to be completed in 2021.
LafargeHolcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions and operates four businesses segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix Concrete and Solutions & Products, which includes precast concrete, asphalt, mortar and building solutions. With its broad portfolio LafargeHolcim solves the toughest challenges masons, builders, architects and engineers are faced with, from urbanization to population growth and the demand for affordable housing. Headquartered in Switzerland, LafargeHolcim holds leading positions in all regions across the globe. It employs approximately 80,000 employees in around 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets. LafargeHolcim is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and on Euronext Paris, and is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) European Index.
About LafargeHolcim in Canada
In Canada, LafargeHolcim operates as Lafarge Canada and is the largest provider of diversified construction materials and contracting services in the country. With 6,000 employees and 350 sites across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The company’s portfolio includes aggregates, asphalt and paving, cement, contracting, precast concrete and ready-mix concrete.
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