ECOncrete® offers a suite of high performance environmentally sensitive concrete solutions that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal, and marine infrastructure while increasing their strength and durability
With over half of the world’s population concentrated along coastlines, accelerated coastal development, which inflicts severe stress on natural ecosystems, is inevitable. Combined with growing threats of sea level rise and increased storminess, world wide coastal and urban environments require development, retrofitting and intensive maintenance. The chemical composition, plain design, and low surface complexity of most such infrastructure are not surrogates for natural substrates, thus “grey” infrastructure is typically dominated by nuisance and invasive species.
ECOncrete® provides high quality cost effective concrete products including, bio-enhancing concrete additives, science based designed forms and precast or cast-on-sight form liners. ECOncrete® ‘s innovative solutions reduce the ecological footprint of ports, marinas, coastal protection infrastructure and urban waterfront projects, while adding to their structural integrity.
ECOncrete® transforms the way our future coastlines look and function by replacing barren “grey” urban coastlines and waterfronts with high-performance, resilient, and blue-green infrastructure, which foster highly productive thriving ecosystems.
ECOncrete® was founded in 2012 by Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel and Dr. Ido Sella, experts in urban marine ecology and leaders in the growing field of ecological enhancement and green engineering technologies. The company offers a unique multidisciplinary blend of marine ecologists, biologists, geologists, concrete experts, engineers, and designers, working hand in hand to bring concrete to life.