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CEMEX’s Insularis concrete at center of new building solution awarded local grand prize for innovation by VINCI in France

Date published: March 28, 2014

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CEMEX, in partnership with Campenon Bernard Construction (CBC), won the grand prize for innovation in Ile-de-France, awarded by VINCI for their groundbreaking thermal insulation technique utilizing CEMEX’s Insularis. The judging panel awarded the prize from a field of more than 260 submissions, covering an array of fields from safety and sustainable development to construction methods and materials.

CEMEX and CBC collaborated to create a new building solution based on the value-added properties of Insularis, which met France’s highly stringent thermal regulations while not sacrificing cost and time efficiency. Working at a test site in the high-tech Fort Numérique environmental quarter in Paris, specialized teams carried out an exhaustive economic study, demonstrating that the Insularis technical solution was not only very attractive from an economic standpoint, but also easier to implement than other options.

Insularis offers a portfolio of construction solutions and ready-mix concrete products designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings by enhancing the thermal insulation of concrete wall and floor construction systems.

CBC is a subsidiary of VINCI, a global player in concessions and construction, employing close to 190,000 people in some 100 countries. VINCI develops its innovation potential by encouraging hands-on grassroots initiatives and by organizing the biennial VINCI Innovation Awards Competition, which is open to all employees.

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.

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