Over the past 5 years the NZRMCA has supported numerous Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) projects, including the Concrete3 sustainability initiative, along with the more recent Coming Home to Concrete and Concrete Futures campaigns.

Coming Home to Concrete

To help explain in what way modern concrete solutions deliver strength, comfort and beauty to homeowners, builders as well as architects and designers, CCANZ produced the Coming Home to Concrete campaign.

Coming Home to Concrete explores how the new generation of housing will combine the outstanding strength, durability and design flexibility of concrete along with recycled reinforcing steel and sustainably quarried aggregate, to enhance our housing stock and safeguard our future. [Read more]

Concrete Futures

As we look to rebuild following the devastation of the Canterbury earthquakes, and drive New Zealand forward towards a more productive future, our construction industry is undertaking a detailed examination of advanced building technologies and materials.

To assist New Zealand structural engineers, architects and designers in this task, as well as our major contractors and builders, the CCANZ is committed to raising awareness of reinforced concrete’s role in damage resistant design solutions, such as PREcast Seismic Structural System (PRESSS), base isolation and non-tearing joints (slotted beams).

Showcased as part of the Concrete Futures campaign, these systems represent a new low damage approach to seismic design, one which still embraces life safety as a priority, but also seeks to enable business continuity post-earthquake for building owners, their clients and the public, through damage minimisation. [Read more]

Concrete3 - Sustainable Concrete

It is now recognised as vital that all development be sustainable.

Concrete3 is an industry-wide initiative designed to raise awareness of concrete’s contribution to New Zealand’s sustainable development across all areas of economic, social and environmental endeavour.

Concrete3 seeks to support the development of innovative and sustainable concrete solutions for the built environment through a programme of education, information and research. Particular highlights of the initiative thus far have been the production of the short film Concrete for a Sustaianble World, and the annual Concrete3 Sustainability Awards, the recipients of which represent some of New Zealand's finest examples of concrete construction.  [Read more]

NZRMCA Driver Training video

CCANZ Flexural Tensile Strength Test video

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