In Chicago, new high-rise buildings going up near the Loop is nothing unusual. But one such tower currently under construction is getting attention for its innovative construction material: low-carbon concrete. Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world, but it is known for its sizable carbon footprint due to the chemicals and processes involved throughout the material’s life cycle. According to a report from international policy institute Chatham House, the cement industry alone is responsible for roughly 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
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Women were involved throughout construction of the 1,198-foot St. Regis Chicago, from design to project management to the trades
McHugh Concrete has completed a nine-hour continuous concrete pour including nearly 4,000 cu. yds. of concrete for the mat slab foundation for 1000M, a 73-story apartment tower at 1000 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago’s South Loop.