Category Archives: Ideas

A concrete idea in 6-seconds – #npvine

Chronicle of Philanthropy shares Vine videos in a #npvine contest We created a Vine six-second video story of Cement Trust for the publishers of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Just click HERE or on the shovel mixing guy to see the … Continue reading

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Engineering2Empower Works to Create Safe Concrete Structures

University of Notre Dame students and staff work on a concrete solution A group called Engineering 2 Empower has designed disaster-resistant homes that are built from lightweight concrete panels on a reinforced concrete frame. Their simple design is a one … Continue reading

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Coffey and GEMS2 work for better Nigerian Block

GEMS – Growth and Employment in States Nigerian We are pleased to report that Coffey International and the UK government are moving forward on a plan to improve the concrete block in Nigeria. This effort is identified as GEMS2. The … Continue reading

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World of Concrete Takes Shovels out of the Supply Chain

Gathering concrete experts to cure the world’s poorest concrete Cement Trust went to the World of Concrete in February of 2013 to recruit other concrete experts to find solutions to poor concrete practices. During the event, Bruce Christensen, a director … Continue reading

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Riocentro Convention Center – Good Concrete Infrastructure on Display

Rio+20 sustainability venue is as solid as concrete Today begins an international discussion on sustainability in Rio de Janeiro. The attendees will be treated the luxury of a convention center and supporting infrastructure formed from more quality concrete than you … Continue reading

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Rio+20 – A Road Paved with Poor Concrete Always Fails

Inclusive, sustainable and resilient describes CONCRETE There is a great deal of concern with the outcome of the Rio+20 event in Brazil this week. Some are asking “Is Rio+20 on the road to failure“? The conference begins with some division … Continue reading

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Decentralized Infrastructure Requires Decentralized Concrete Supplies

Concrete is the foundation of  infrastructure projects There is some controversy surround the World Bank’s plans for infrastructure development within poor nations. There are concerns about the level of spending on large centralized projects as opposed to a smaller more … Continue reading

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Lafarge Cement Innovates in Ready-Mixed Concrete

Ready-mix concrete is new to Nigeria I read a very enlightening press release today from Lafarge WAPCO in Nigeria. It was published in The Daily Sun News, which is a member of the growing ranks of Nigerian press outlets. The … Continue reading

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Creating Shared Value – The idea for Social Good

CementTrust is building coalitions with people and organizations to help build concrete supply chains in developing nations. One of the groups that we have been working with to find a shared value is FSG. They are experts in combining people … Continue reading

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Concrete mixing in Thailand

Mixing concrete on the ground – Thailand-style This is a bit long, but we have never seen the rock added into the concrete mix in this way. Concrete strength and quality requires consistent mixing and measured recipes… Do you see … Continue reading

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