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Concrete allows our cities and towns to meet the housing challenge
Helping You Develop Sustainable Communities
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The cement and concrete industries employ millions of skilled trades people
Building Back Better
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Concrete pavements cool our cities and make transportation more energy efficient
Paving Our Future

The Northwest Cement Council (NCC) represents cement companies operating in Oregon and Washington.

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Concrete Shaping Our World

Modern society has been built using cement and concrete.

These materials are used throughout our daily lives to shape the world around us. Our roadways, homes, schools, communities and cities have all been shaped by cement and concrete. In fact, the only other material consumed more than concrete is water. So foundational are these materials to our daily lives, it is important for cement and concrete to shape our future as well. From mitigating the effects of climate change to providing long-lasting, durable infrastructure, to contributing to a robust economy, cement and concrete play a key role in creating a more sustainable and resilient world.
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Concrete Shaping Our World

The Benefits of Concrete

Four Important Roles Cement Serves for Resiliency and Sustainability
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Build Back Better

Building Better and Resilient Buildings and Infrastructure in our communities to higher standards than are required by currently established building codes is critical to the future wellbeing of millions of people worldwide.

The Fundamentals of How Cement Is made

Cement is the basic ingredient of concrete. Concrete is formed when portland cement creates a paste with water that binds with sand and rock to harden.
Carbon Neutral Concrete

Carbon Neutral Concrete

Concrete. It is the world’s most widely-used building material. It is estimated that the cement and concrete sectors account for roughly 5 to 7% of global carbon emissions.
Concrete Build Environment

The Built Environment – What does it entail?

The term ‘built environment’ is widely used but often is interpreted to represent structures such as homes and buildings. The ‘built environment’ includes all aspects of our everyday surroundings that have been constructed by humans, as distinct from the natural environment.

Industry News

Modern society has been built using cement and concrete.

Our Members

Together we promote, protect and advocate the use of cement and concrete solutions in resilient, economical and environmentally responsible construction in the Pacific Northwest.
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