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CEMEX is supplier of choice for major repaving project in Nicaragua

Date published: June 24, 2011

The city of Managua, capital of Nicaragua, has chosen CEMEX as building materials provider for the repaving of approximately 146 blocks of roadways. The US$2.6 million project has chosen to use concrete instead of asphalt for its many short and long-term benefits.


CEMEX, supplier for repaving project in Nicaragua

Concrete pavements, compared to those built with asphalt, offer many benefits including greater durability, reduced life cycle costs, reduced temperature, and increased road safety.

Additionally, the residents of Managua will see a marked improvement in their transportation because of the reduced rolling resistance of concrete. Due to its rigidity, concrete paving offers significantly less resistance for a vehicle's wheels to roll. Consequently, concrete paving requires lower fuel consumption for vehicles traveling faster than 30 km/h, compared to a flexible pavement such as asphalt. On any roadway where concrete is used, higher the traffic volumes generate greater savings in fuel consumption.

At a global level, CEMEX does not “simply manufacture concrete”, but develops solutions based on the thorough knowledge and application of concrete technology. Leveraging years of experience, a worldwide pool of knowledge, and state-of-the-art expertise about the different concrete constituents and their interaction, CEMEX offers its customers “concrete by design”—tailor-designed concrete.

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