LafargeHolcim is on a mission to discover the most sustainable use of concrete at the Zero Carbon Hack this November in Lyon.
Technology experts (from various fields) are invited to join this 48-hour hackathon to collaborate and produce building solutions that can:
Reduce the embodied carbon footprint of a reference building
Provide smart use of concrete
Pave the way for innovative designs
Why join the Zero Carbon Hack ?
This is an international event where you can meet other passionate practitioners to take on the challenge and collaborate with international experts.
Who is LafargeHolcim?
LafargeHolcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world.
Our operations produce cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete which are used in building projects ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. As urbanization increasingly impacts people and the planet, we provide innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability.
LH Innovation Center
Together with our partners and customers, our best-in-class R&D teams develop the most innovative products, solutions, and services, as well as advanced manufacturing processes. LafargeHolcim Research & Development (R&D) is driven by our customers, who face today’s major challenges: achieving energy efficiency, lowering cost of construction, reducing our environmental footprint, and meeting high standards of aesthetics, health, comfort, and well-being.
Minimize the embodied carbon footprint of a reference building via design levers.
3D model (Revit based model)
Quantity Take Off (exported from the 3D model)
EPD Library from LCA software that cover most EU databases
REAL BUILDING TO USE AS A REFERENCE
Reduction of embodied carbon footprint
Smart use of concrete
A 6-month collaboration with LH to further develop your project + 5 000€/team
Who can attend?
Researchers/ Industry experts
A contribution to participants' travel expenses will be offered by LH
DAY 1 - FRIDAY EVENING
Reference Building presentation
Teams start to work
Day 2 - Saturday
DR. John Orr
Deadline Project Page
Visit of laboratories
Day 3 - Sunday
End of teamwork
Bio:John is University Lecturer in Concrete Structures and EPSRC Early Career Fellow in the Department Engineering at the University of Cambridge. His teaching and research are closely linked to sustainable construction, and improving construction sector productivity. He works in concrete structures, creating new methods for analysis, optimisation, and automation in construction. (www.jjo33.com)
Conference title: "How much material can we do without?"
Speaker: DR. John Orr, University of Cambridge
LafargeHolcim Innovation Center
95 Rue du Montmurier,
38070 Saint-Quentin Fallavier
(near Lyon, close to TGV station & Saint Exupéry Airport)
For more information contact the event support team directly at: