Canada: Olympic Games respect sustainable construction

23 June 2008

LafargeHolcim in Canada supplied 85,000 m³ of concrete for the construction of the Millennium Water Complex project, which provided accommodation for athletes competing in the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010.


LafargeHolcim's Ultra Green and Agilia® concretes were selected for this project, with volumes of 45,000 m3 and 40,000 m3 respectively.

The Millennium Water Complex project is a LEED-certified project. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an American standards system for high environmental quality buildings whose criteria are, among others, energy efficiency, management of water consumption, heating efficiency and the use of locally sourced and recycled materials.

To qualify as a LEED project and to meet the very tight deadlines imposed by the customer, the LafargeHolcim team were required to show ingenuity with a specific Agilia® formulation for this project...