Building materials are an integral part of the architecture and structure of a project. The end result of a construction project is directly influenced by the materials used. High-quality products and building materials will ensure a durable and well-finished structure is completed.
LafargeHolcim Tanzania runs a training centre, known as the Building Materials Centre. The facility understands the value of these materials and aims to raise awareness of the importance of these materials through its training courses. The Building Materials Centre also teaches attendees about LafargeHolcim products and the various uses for Tembo cement.
Cement creates a strong binder when mixed with water. This binder can be mixed with sand a crushed stone to form concrete or mortar. Cement is one of the most common building materials as it forms the basis for binding bricks and creating strong foundations for buildings.
Factors to consider when choosing building materials
When looking at various brands of building materials for a construction project, make sure that the supplier has a good reputation and it trustworthy. LafargeHolcim Tanzania stands behind the quality of its Tembo cement and can ensure the fast and safe delivery of construction materials to construction sites.
Here are some other factors to consider when choosing building materials:
- Durability – The product should be strong and last for many years
- Environmental impact – The supplier should be considerate of the environment
- Aesthetics – The finished product should look like a quality structure
- Maintenance – The material shouldn’t require excessive maintenance
- Performance and workability – The material should be easy to work with
- Stability and strength – The product should be strong and stable
- Installation – The product should be quick and easy to install
These factors are important to engineers and contractors as they impact the time it takes to complete a project. Meeting deadlines is important to keep construction costs down – delays in a project always mean more money is spent.
It is important for contractors, engineers and masons to know about their building materials. LafargeHolcim Tanzania develops sustainability in the construction industry by providing quality cement and construction materials. These materials are strong and safe to use on all construction projects.
LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.
LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in Mbeya, Southwest Tanzania.
At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.