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Why brick and cement are sustainable building options

Brick and cement are some of the most common building materials used in the construction industry. They are both sustainable materials that are made from natural elements. Cement is largely made up of limestone and other minerals, while bricks are made from clay and soil. LafargeHolcim Tanzania manufactures Tembo cement at its facility in Mbeya. …

New energy-saving technologies for buildings

Sustainability is becoming a more popular way of doing things. Reducing waste, conserving electricity and having a lower impact on the environment are necessary changes that people are starting to make. The construction industry is no exception. Sustainability has driven the advancement of new energy-saving technologies in buildings. Some of these technologies include LED lighting, …

LafargeHolcim Group cement is carbon efficient

The global LafargeHolcim Group manufactures some of the most carbon-efficient cement products in the world. Since 1990, the group has reduced its net carbon emissions per tonne of cement by 25%. This represents the highest reduction of all cement companies worldwide since 1990. This carbon emissions reduction was achieved by reducing our clinker content in …

Different ways to use recycled concrete at home

In the construction industry, large quantities of waste material are often generated through the course of the project. Did you know that a lot of this material could be repurposed or recycled? It is ideal for projects around the home and the garden and it also prevents waste from ending up in landfills. Concrete is …

LafargeHolcim Group global initiatives

LafargeHolcim is a worldwide leader in building materials and construction solutions. As such, the group strives to ensure that it is a responsible and ethical business in every single country in which it operates, including Tanzania. LafargeHolcim is a member of several global initiatives and alliances that are intended to develop surrounding communities and the …

Building Materials Centre paving the future of Tanzania

The future holds many challenges for Tanzanians, especially in the infrastructure sector. Luckily, LafargeHolcim Tanzania understands these challenges and can help Tanzanians prepare to overcome them. We offer training programmes and free knowledge-sharing sessions at our Building Materials Centre in Dar es Salaam.  LafargeHolcim Tanzania shares the interests and concerns of the communities around us. …

Building Materials Centre to prepare students for future changes

The world is changing rapidly. Africa and Tanzania are experiencing rapid urbanisation which is placing additional pressure on strategic resources, such as water, energy and raw materials. This is a busy time for contractors and building materials suppliers that work to meet the demands of society by upgrading and building new facilities. As urban centres …

Tembo cement: a sustainable building material

LafargeHolcim Tanzania manufactures a wide range of high-quality cement products at our Mbeya cement facility. These products are sold under the Tembo cement brand – a market leader in building materials and sustainability. Retailers, contractors and infrastructure specialists will benefit from using any Tembo cement for their construction projects. Cement is used to make concrete; …

LafargeHolcim Group launches ‘Plants for Tomorrow’

The global LafargeHolcim Group is on a mission to upgrade all of its cement manufacturing facilities around the world. This drive, called ‘Plants for Tomorrow’, will see over 270 integrated cement plants and grinding mills being upgraded with the latest artificial intelligence and automation technology. Cement manufacturing facilities, like LafargeHolcim Tanzania’s Tembo cement plant in …

Concrete safety hazards and how to prevent them

Working on construction sites comes with a few occupational hazards, including some of the building materials themselves. However, with proper safety training and an awareness of these hazards, they can be easily prevented. All employees need to take the necessary precautions when working on a construction site. Even the most simple of tasks need concentration, …

How is sustainable construction shaping the cities of the future?

African cities are experiencing rapid urbanisation as more people move into these areas. They are fast becoming densely populated and, with it, comes an increase in energy consumption and waste. So, how can our buildings help to keep our cities sustainable in the future? If we look at the ideal circular economy, the waste we …

LafargeHolcim Group water reduction

Water is an essential resource. Although the building materials industry consumes less water than many other sectors, the global LafargeHolcim Group still strives to save the resource wherever possible. Too many regions across the globe suffer from water shortages and droughts. Increasing urbanisation and population growth are likely to make these problems worse. That is …

LafargeHolcim Group improving communities

The global LafargeHolcim Group understands the challenges and concerns of the communities in which its subsidiary companies operate. Each branch of LafargeHolcim is encouraged to actively engage with their surrounding communities to share value and knowledge. LafargeHolcim Tanzania does this through its Building Materials Centre and training programmes. The presence of the branches in various …

Building Materials Centre: Vision in building materials

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 …

Sand alternatives for sustainable construction

The construction industry relies on many raw materials and minerals for its operations – stone, soil, steel and sand are among the most consumed natural elements in the industry. A growing global population means that more buildings need to be constructed, so some contractors have started to look for sustainable alternatives to these materials. Sand …

Tembo cement building for National Housing Corporation

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been chosen as the cement supplier by the National Housing Corporation for its development project in Dodoma. Tembo SupaSet and Tembo FastaPlus cement will be used in the construction of this housing development scheme. Around 200 000 tonnes of Tembo cement, which is manufactured at LafargeHolcim Tanzania’s operations in Mbeya, will be …