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Alabama Crimson Tide locks in concrete upgrade of iconic stadium

One of America’s most successful college football sides is upgrading its iconic stadium with a new concrete solution.   

The University of Alabama has elected to use Vertia water-permeable concrete by Cemex to upgrade its Bryant-Denny Stadium as part of a renovation process.  

The stadium is regarded as one of America’s finest. The Bryant-Denny is the 10th largest stadium in the world and home to the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.  

The football side has turned the Bryant-Denny into the stage of many title successes with 18 national title wins to its name to be one of college football’s most successful programs.  

The use of permeable concrete benefits the stadium’s natural grass field in two key ways: it keeps the playing field from flooding, and it allows for rainwater to be collected and used for its irrigation system, making its maintenance more sustainable. The use of this product also reduced the carbon footprint of the concrete provided by 40 per cent. 

“These types of projects exemplify Cemex’s versatility. From housing to large-scale infrastructure, we are able to deliver tailor-made solutions that best suit our customers’ needs,” Jaime Muguiro, President of Cemex USA, said.  

“Thanks to our extensive portfolio of high-quality building materials and solutions, we can participate in such iconic projects and support more sustainable construction.” 

Vertua has a specialized portfolio of sustainable, high-quality construction products designed to have a significant positive impact on the planet. Vertua allows builders to tailor their projects’ sustainable characteristics through its five specific and measurable attributes: lower carbon, energy efficiency, water conservation, recycled materials, and design optimization.  

Vertua is a part of Cemex’s Future in Action program, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO₂ company by 2050. 

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