All about Concrete


Do you know that ?

  • After water, concrete is the second most used material in the world.
  • Concrete is fresher than milk! Indeed! And without specific admixtures, concrete has to be consumed within two hours after its production; otherwise it will start hardening.
  • Consumption of concrete is: 1m3 per capita per year.


Ready-mix concrete was born at the end of the 19th Century. For the first 100 years of its life, very little evolution took place.

Discover the history of concrete in all its dimensions, from its early beginnings and the invention of reinforced concrete at the end of the 19th Century to the technological innovations that make high-performance concrete possible.

Manufacturing process

The mix of water, cement and aggregate that goes to make up concrete.  The use of additives to obtain specific properties... Discover the key steps of concrete manufacturing.

Testing Raw Materials

The terminology of concrete

Every profession has its technical jargon. Our glossary explains the words used to talk about the manufacturing and use of concrete.