Cemex has been chosen to support one of the world’s largest medical complexes in Houston Methodist’s Centennial Tower.
Cemex will be providing 20,000 cubic yards (15300 cubic metres) of low-carbon concrete to the 26-storey tower, which is expected to begin a phased opening in 2027. It has already supplied 11,000 cubic yards to the tower’s foundation.
“Cemex’s purpose of building a better future comes to life when we participate in projects that improve people’s quality of life, particularly in the area of health services, in the communities in which we serve,” Cemex USA president Jaime Muguiro said.
“Not only are we providing expert logistics and resilient materials, but we are also providing an alternative to lower the carbon footprint of the project with our more sustainable solutions.”
The company’s support will see the Houston Methodist facility gain an expanded emergency department, enhanced imaging services, and space for additional hospital beds.
Supplying concrete for the tower’s foundation had several logistical challenges that Cemex collaborated with contractor Vaughn Construction to solve.
The massive pour had to happen in the middle of the busy medical centre without interrupting surrounding emergency services. Cemex was able to pour safely for 20 continuous hours without affecting access to the medical centre.