America’s Infrastructure, Campuses, and Housing Development Drive the Future of Sustainable Concrete Construction

Looking toward the future, the American construction industry is focusing more than ever on long-term sustainability. Through the widespread adoption of more environmentally friendly concrete materials and greener construction methods, the built industry strives to reduce its carbon footprint while creating structures that look better and last longer.

Bringing these trends into sharp focus is the myriad of American infrastructure projects and new housing construction, as well as updated facilities for universities and medical/work campuses throughout the nation.

Though these examples all see extremely different types of construction with different uses serving different markets, they have one major thing in common: they demand the most reliable building materials available to simultaneously lower their overall costs and maximize the lifetime of their structures. Which is why more and more commercial construction projects turn to Hycrete – from DOT agencies and municipal projects to higher education and affordable housing.

Three Major Markets Embracing Greener, Cleaner, More Sustainable Construction:

National Infrastructure Renewal Projects

Renewing America’s aging infrastructure has taken center stage in recent years. From highways and retaining walls to bridges and overpasses, these structures see some of the harshest use along with extreme effects of weathering. As such, these projects are some of the best candidates to benefit from Hycrete’s unparalleled waterproofing and corrosion protection.

Hycrete is approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Over the years, our company has collaborated with various state DOT agencies to build sustainable new infrastructure that will stand the test of time.

Check out this overview of our “Build It Better” philosophy for infrastructure projects.

A Growing Need for Sustainably Built Housing

There’s a growing need for new housing construction near most major cities throughout the country, with many even referring to the situation as a housing crisis. Of course, building housing more sustainably is always part of the conversation as well. Employing subpar construction methods at large would simply kick the can down the road until weathering and corrosion could take their toll.

Just as with infrastructure projects, Hycrete employed in new housing development facilitates longer-lasting structures that require less maintenance and aesthetic upkeep. Those advantages are especially important for affordable housing projects and tightly budgeted commercial developments that demand the absolute best long-term ROI.

The below case study highlights our recent experience in the new wave of housing development:

Universities, Tech, and Medical Campuses Opt for Sustainable Building Methods

Last but not least, new campus construction is a huge factor pushing the sustainability trends further in the built environment.

From universities and technical institutions to medical facilities and corporate work campuses, these projects often showcase state-of-the-art architecture in an effort to attract new students and workers. They also tend to come with elevated construction costs and various high-tech requirements that demand the utmost in long-term reliability to maximize ROI – enter Hycrete 360. Some of our recent successes in this growing market include:

  • University of Washington Medicine – Utilized in two lab buildings, an office building, and below-grade parking, Hycrete 360 helped save over 4,000 tons of CO2 through the elimination of watering pumps for UW Medicine.
  • Google Campus in Seattle, Washington – Hycrete 360 provided comprehensive waterproofing to the Google campus in rainy Seattle. The project included three mixed-use buildings spanning across two city blocks in the tech hub of South Lake Union.
  • Expedia Campus – The new state-of-the-art Expedia office campus spans 40 acres with numerous parking slabs below the water table, requiring extended protection against hydrostatic pressure.
  • Bay Meadows Development in San Francisco, California – This new Bay Area development consists of five office/mixed-use buildings built in five phases over the last decade. The lowest parking level was constructed 18 feet below the water table, requiring long-term protection against high hydrostatic pressure.

Comprehensive Concrete Protection for the Lifetime of the Structure

Hycrete’s mission is to help the construction industry build better, more sustainable structures through the engineering of better concrete materials. Backed by more than two decades of experience and thousands of successful projects worldwide, Hycrete has become the scientifically-proven gold standard for concrete waterproofing and corrosion protection.

Lindsey Montgomery
Lindsey Montgomery
Lindsey has over 15 years in the AEC industry and she currently manages the business development for Hycrete’s US division focusing on education and strengthening client relations.
Lindsey Montgomery
Lindsey Montgomery

Lindsey has over 15 years in the AEC industry and she currently manages the business development for Hycrete’s US division focusing on education and strengthening client relations.

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