Concrete is Produced Locally
from Abundant Natural Resources
The primary ingredients of concrete—crushed stone or gravel, sand and water—account for approximately 90% of the volume of the mixture and are plentiful in most locations. Cement, which accounts for most of the rest of the mixture, is usually produced and available regionally as well.
As the one building material that is always produced in proximity to its use in buildings and infrastructure, ready mixed concrete greatly reduces the environmental impact of material transport by minimizing fuel requirements, energy consumption and emissions for transportation and handling. In addition, as a made-to-order material, concrete construction results in less building waste.