Cement is the vital ingredient in concrete, one of the world’s most versatile and commonly used building materials. Concrete is the second most consumed material on the planet after water. Modern societies have come to rely on cement and concrete to deliver the structures and services of our modern built environment.

Cement is in simple terms the ‘glue’ that holds the other ingredients in concrete together. Cement makes up approximately 10- 12% of modern concrete. In addition to cement the constituents of concrete are aggregate, sand and water. It is the cement that allows the concrete to be shaped to suit the application and goes on to provide the essential strength for construction projects whatever their size.

Concrete shapes our built environment in the form of homes, schools, hospitals, offices, drainage and irrigations systems, ports, underground pipes, roads bridges and runways. The Concrete Initiative

Further information and advice on concrete in Ireland can be found by following the links below:
Irish Concrete Society -
Irish Concrete Federation -