ECOncrete® addresses the need for reducing the ecological footprint of coastal and marine infrastructures by enhancing ecosystem services and elevating biodiversity in urbanized shorelines.
ECOncrete® has developed a series of innovative concrete products designed for enhancing the biological and ecological value of coastal and marine infrastructures, while increasing their operational life span and stability.
Infrastructures based on ECOncrete® solutions are well suited for the development of natural assemblages. They improve connectivity between natural populations in the area, and support native flora and fauna in their competition with invasive and nuisance species.
Specific innovative concrete matrices are tailored to the biological needs of different marine environments in order to bridge development and sustainability.
ECOncrete® provides high quality concrete products including precast units, concrete additives, forms, and form liners for creating innovative concrete matrices and designs supporting rich and diverse marine life with great environmental value.
Proprietary concrete matrices foster diverse growth of marine animal and plant species, especially ones that form rigid calcium carbonate skeletons that create habitat for marine organisms while also contributing to the structural stability and durability of ECOncrete® elements.
ECOncrete® matrices withstand compressive strength of 30-80 MPa with different flexural and tensile strengths, complying with the formal requirements for marine construction.
ECOncrete® units are designed to support biogenic buildup — a calcium carbonate deposition by marine organisms, including oysters, mussels, barnacles and corals, which cover the substrate, add volume and weight, and contribute to its stability.
ECOncrete® utilizes coastal infrastructure for environmental goals such as enhancing species with conservation value or creating nursing grounds and shelter for different marine organisms.