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Date 29/12/2008

Lafarge Supplying NewCem Slag Cement For High-Visibility Sustainable Construction Projects Throughout Nation's Capital

Herndon, VA

Lafarge North America Inc.

 

In creating museums, monuments, sporting facilities, and other landmarks, builders are increasingly relying on innovative slag cement product to satisfy green design requirements.

 

As the demand for sustainable design and building practices continues, slag cement supplied by Lafarge is playing a key role in the construction of award-winning and inspirational landmarks around the nation's capital. The new Air Force Memorial, National Museum of the Marine Corps, NOAA's Satellite Control Center, and Nationals Park are just a few highlights from a growing and impressive list of the area's most innovative and dramatic structures being built with Lafarge NewCem® brand slag cement to achieve concrete strength and environmental goals.

 

Soaring skyward overlooking The Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery are the three stainless steel spires of the Air Force Memorial. Each spire - the tallest is 270 feet high - was constructed with a core of high-performance reinforced concrete using NewCem slag cement. NewCem was also used for this award-winning project's large concrete base that anchors the spires.

 

NewCem slag cement played a strong role in the bold new designs of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of the Marine Corps. For the Smithsonian museum, NewCem was used to create the building's exterior that was designed to look like the natural rock formations of the U.S. west and southwest where many American Indians live.

 

In Suitland, MD, NewCem slag cement was used to construct National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Satellite Operations Control Center. The environmentally friendly center features more than 208,000-square feet of which much is partially buried and covered with a grass roof of more than 146,000-square feet. NOAA's facility has received many design honors, including an American Concrete Institute National Capital Chapter Concrete Construction Award.

 

With panoramic views of the Anacostia River and the U.S. Capitol, Nationals Park-Major League Baseball's newest ballpark-is another prominent project that used NewCem slag cement. Green design was an important part of this 1,050,000-gross-square-foot facility, and officials hope it will be the first major U.S. stadium achieving LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Contact:

Steve Meima,

Lafarge North America

703-480-3808

 

or

 

Bob Palangio,

Al Paul Lefton Company

215-351-4226

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Leader mondial des matériaux de construction, Lafarge occupe une position de premier plan dans chacune de ses activités : Ciment, Granulats & Béton et Plâtre. Avec 78 000 collaborateurs dans 78 pays, le Groupe a réalisé en 2009 un chiffre d'affaires de 15,9 milliards d'euros.


En 2010, pour la sixième année consécutive, Lafarge est répertorié dans la liste des 100 multinationales les plus engagées en matière de développement durable. Doté du premier centre de recherche au monde sur les matériaux de construction, Lafarge place l'innovation au cœur de ses préoccupations, au service de la construction durable et de la créativité architecturale.

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