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ZERO CARBON HACK WINNERS 

1st Prize - Team Mojito

2nd Prize - Team 7

3rd Prize - Team X

LafargeHolcim is on a mission to discover the most sustainable use of concrete at the Zero Carbon Hack this November in Lyon. 

The Hack

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.

Challenge

Minimize the embodied carbon footprint of a reference building via design levers.

Resources

DATASETS

  • 3D model
    (Revit based model)
  • Quantity Take Off (exported from
    the 3D model)
  • EPD Library from LCA software that cover most EU databases
  • Other data

REAL BUILDING TO USE AS A REFERENCE

Hackathon Criteria

  • Innovation
  • Reduction of embodied carbon footprint
  • Technical feasibility
  • Potential business
  • Smart use of concrete

Prizes

1st PRIZE

A 6-month collaboration with LH to further develop your project + 5 000€/team

2nd PRIZE

3 000€/team

3rd PRIZE

2 000€/team

Who can attend?

Building/Civil Engineers

Architects

Specialized Students

Software Developers

Designers

Researchers/
Industry experts

A contribution to participants' travel expenses will be offered by LH

Hackathon agenda

DAY 1 - FRIDAY EVENING

18:30

19:00

19:30

20:00

20:20

20:45

21:45


22:30

Welcoming participants

Welcome Pitch

Conference

Pitchs

Teams set-up

Dinner

Reference Building presentation

Teams start to work

Day 2 - Saturday

08:00

09:00

10:30


12:00

13:00

14:00

14:45

17:00

17:30

20:00

21:00

Breakfast

Teamwork

Conference by 

DR. John Orr

Deadline Project Page

Lunch

Visit of laboratories

Teamwork

Coaching Pitch

Teamwork

Dinner

Teamwork

Day 3 - Sunday

08:00

09:00

11:00

13:00

15:00

15:30

17:00

18:00

Breakfast

Teamwork

Technical tests

Lunch

End of teamwork

Final demos

Jury deliberation

Winners announcement

Conference Speaker

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)

Hackathon venue

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