Titan Advocacy… Why now?
Our world is currently at a tipping point where climate change, economic depression and urban expansion have created the need to think differently. Unless we change the way we think and act now, we may not be able to leave a better world to the next generation. Titan Advocacy is a team of dedicated Titan America employees that promotes the concept of sustainable development through the use of Materials for Life® to build long lasting and happy communities.
To achieve a better future, Sustainable Development is the only answer. Unfortunately, it is a complex issue that cannot be achieved overnight. According to many reputable organizations, including the United Nations, sustainable development depends on three interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars. These are the social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainability. If any one of them is weak, then the system as a whole is unsustainable.
Our lives depend on the success of this common goal and we all share the responsibility to think and act accordingly. Decision makers must embrace complete sustainability in order to make effective judgments that guarantee the stability of the whole structure. We need to build our communities only once and we need to do it right.
Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world. As such, it has a critical role to play in the future success of sustainable development. Concrete is literally the foundation of our homes, communities, and cities. This is no accident. Concrete products ensure that the social, environmental, and economic systems are all strong.
Concrete offers the safety and security that our communities need. It is the most resilient construction material available which can withstand the worst weather conditions (including flood, hurricane, tornado, heat, etc.), fire, and time. Concrete houses, roads, bridges, hospitals, and schools are Built for Life! Also, concrete is the most versatile material and its final form is only limited by the imagination of the designer.
Over the last decades, the environmental footprint of cement and concrete production has been significantly reduced. Through several technological developments and industry initiatives energy consumption has been reduced by 37%, carbon footprint by 33%, and every year 23 million tons of by-product materials are used, thus reducing the depletion of virgin raw materials.
A few examples of concrete sustainability are presented below:
Examples of Concrete Sustainability
Our mission is to challenge the status quo by educating decision makers at the legislative level, the design community, and the construction industry to perceive the world through the lens of sustainable development.
Infrastructure, like roads and bridges, and building structures are usually taken for granted without realizing that without them our quality of life would not be the same. Most decisions on infrastructure or building construction are still based on initial economic costs utilizing outdated philosophies that do not consider lifecycle costs. These decisions have resulted in a diminished infrastructure and vulnerable building structures.
Our team is here to ensure these mistakes do not happen again. Sustainable development can only be achieved when the right building materials are utilized. We are passionate about building resilient communities and want decision makers to share our vision.
The time to act is now! Help us build better communities!
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