Discover Germany, Issue 32, November 2015

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Concretum Construction Science AG

Surfaces made to last The Swiss start-up Concretum AG is an expert and reliable partner for builders looking to pave roads, highways, airport fields, runways and ramps. The company’s high-tech approach, quality products and experience demonstrate the limitless potential and flexibility of concrete as a surface material that is built to last. TEXT: ELISABETH DOEHNE | PHOTOS: CONCRETUM CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE AG

Concrete is the single most widely used material in the world. In fact, concrete surface projects represent the largest treatment category in commercial construction. Its widespread uses in almost all building types represent our modern society’s need to build durable yet flexible structures. And while, in the traditional sense, concrete is usually not associated with being flexible or adaptable – or even avant-garde in terms of innovation or speed – the Zurich-based building materials company Concretum AG is setting a new benchmark. Their engi-

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neers have created something special; timeoptimised concrete and mortar.

This new, high-tech method – called rapidhardening cement – makes construction work faster, more flexible and durable than ever. For each building project, the company matches their cement perfectly so that the material can withstand external conditions like weather conditions and align with special architectural or construction details. Building and repairing over night

From idea to success Founded in 2001 as a start-up at Zurich’s ETH University, the company was officially launched in 2007 and has greatly expanded since. Today, Concretum AG supplies construction sites in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, as well as international partners with high-tech, time-optimised concrete that is as adaptable and innovative as the engineering and structures it is meant to support.

“The fields of application for our high-tech concretes are identical to those of normal concretes – but our focus is really on timesensitive projects. Our experienced staff continuously performs quality inspections, which ultimatley constitutes the completion of a successful project.” Over the course of one night, Concretum AG can pave or cast 1,000 square metres of concrete. For time-sensitive projects, such